Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(326 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes


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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  • 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



    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



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


  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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13th May, 2011
Nice enough. Nothing special. Wouldn't have thought to use lentils, but proved to be a nice addition.
30th Apr, 2011
very very tasty! almost has a peanut taste. best made with pataks jalfrezi paste. really quick and easy
16th Apr, 2011
Delicious, quick & easy. I forgot to buy lentils but didn't miss them from the end result. I also used more curry paste than stated as it wasn't quite curry-ish enough with the 2 tbsp.
13th Apr, 2011
Fantastic recipe! Really simple to make and very delicious
31st Mar, 2011
Delicious. Firm favourite with my 7 year old son who always requests I cook this. I add paprika, tumeric and garam Marsala. Have also done with turkey and added an onion.
30th Mar, 2011
Came home delicouse smell tasted it deliouse taste
28th Mar, 2011
I found this too bland and very disappointing. Won't be trying this one again.
19th Mar, 2011
Really good - just don't do what I did and forget that a curry needs rice....
15th Mar, 2011
Made this yesterday evening and it was really nice and will definitely be making it again.
12th Mar, 2011
Excellent recipe. Perfect introduction to curry for children. All my children have been eating this since they were three and the oldest one still loves it at 11!


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