Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(327 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes

Easy

Serves 2 adults and 2 children

Serve this mildly spiced curry with rice noodles, basmati rice or chappati breads and introduce your kids to curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat14g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs24.5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3.6g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.57g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 tsp mild curry paste
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 4 tbsp red split lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 175g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok, stir in the curry paste and fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken, sweet potatoes and lentils and stir to coat in the paste, then pour in the stock and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Tip in the peas, bring back to the boil and simmer for a further 4-5 minutes. Season to taste before serving.

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phil929
15th Aug, 2011
4.05
Really easy and tasty. Next time I'll add a little more curry paste though.
jeffieflower
11th Aug, 2011
3.05
I made this to the recipe but I added some chopped baby spinach at the end. I found it too sweet for me. I think I would put white potatoes or more lentils next time as a substitute for the sweet potato.
kennedyd1
3rd Aug, 2011
5.05
Lovely curry and very quick to make, my very fussy children loved it too! I added chickpeas and it was really yummy!
dundrod
19th Jul, 2011
Great, tasty, easy meal the kids loved it and cleared their plates so a high compiment indeed!
nickd1980
15th Jul, 2011
5.05
Great simple recipe that doesn't sacrific taste for easy of cooking! Second time of cooking this recipe, Mrs D loves it although we both found a wee bit more spice required but nevertheless SUPERB recipe would recommend and Mrs D can be a fussy customer so good stuff
christinemclaughlin1
15th Jul, 2011
4.05
Added some chopped red chilli to this when I added the peas, makes it a real curry! The sweet potatoes give it a really nice, different taste.
lizzypooh
30th Jun, 2011
I´m on a diet so I leave out the coconut milk, but just befor serving stir in a low fat coconut yoghurt.....I´ve even used a coconut yoghurt with cereals and all the "bits" get lost in the sauce...it works.
kitkatkin
6th Jun, 2011
5.05
Made this for a quick Monday supper tonight - lovely and clean plates all round. Slightly upped the curry paste but loved the coconut/lentil base!
aliaalu
6th Jun, 2011
5.05
I made this early last week and froze it, then slowly defrosted and served it at the weekend to 17 people- mix of kids and adults and it was well complimented. I read the comments and doubled the curry paste, I also used chicken thigh fillets (to save money), I also cooked it for longer as I had such a huge pot. Fabulously tasty easy recipe (no chopping of onions whoopie, and much appreciated by my son who hates onions). Very quick to do, so long as you have time to simmer. I will regularly be making this, and doubling the quantities so I can pop a batch in the freezer.
emzy87
26th May, 2011
4.05
Really enjoyed this.

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