Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(363 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
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 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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SproutLover's picture
18th Sep, 2016
Too spicy for my kids apparently. Maybe it was the paste I used. Grown ups thoroughly enjoyed it. I added extra chicken breasts , the sauce was not watery at all. simmered for 40 mins.
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17th Sep, 2016
I used Patak's mild curry paste. My children wasted it. they said it was too spicy. Even with a dollop of yogurt they still wouldn't eat it, so I did. It was delish.
10th Jul, 2016
I add a little more curry paste, but aside from that this recipe is perfect. I cook it in a large cast iron wok with a glass lid, and I've had no problems with cooking times or consistency as others seem to have had. This is a regular meal in my house and is excellent comfort food.
9th Jul, 2016
Really enjoyed this dish. Followed it exactly but did cook it for long. More like 35 minutes. I used a tikka past. Was flavoursome and not too spicey so good for all the family. Will definitely become a favourite
10th May, 2016
I was in a haste and my laptop battery died and therefore I added 2 tbsp of mild curry powder and fried the chicken for 3mins. I don't like it raw in a curry sauce. The taste is incredibly good and as per usual I will let it boil for at least 40 mins until it thickens.
19th Apr, 2016
Absolute success; big hit with 8 month old daughter (she ate chunks of chicken and sweet potato) and husband too. Will add 200ml of stock next time for a thicker curry.
30th Mar, 2016
Loved this recipe. Easy to make and very tasty. Prefer a thicker curry so added more lentils. Yum.
29th Mar, 2016
I par boiled the sweet potato for 5 mins before using them, fried a large onion before adding the chicken, omitted the lentils and added 3 tablespoons of curry paste and a teaspoon of cornflour. It was lovely but quite a variation on the original recipe.
15th Jan, 2016
Really great recipe, I changed it ever so slightly and marinated the cut chicken fillets in tsp paprika & gram masala then left in the fridge for 3 hours. Advice if the sauce is too runny, let it simmer for as long as the desired consistency. Definitely a great mid week dinner that doesn't require any fancy ingredients!
13th Jan, 2016
I made this exactly to the recipe (unusually for me!) and it came out great. It is very mild but I wanted it to be as I was trying it out on my picky 7 yr old (who ate the lot!)


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