Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(332 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
    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
    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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FrankiePants5
16th Oct, 2014
I have made this before and it was quite bland so i took on other comments about putting more curry paste in. I put 3 tablespoons instead of teaspoons, added chilli flakes and put a splash of tabasco sauce in. Also i found that the curry was very watery so i added 3 tablespoons of cornflour and the finished product was delicious!
claireallan1
17th Sep, 2014
This is amazing. One of the most delicious curries I have ever made and so easy! I used 3 tablespoons of curry paste (it needs) it and not the 2 teaspoons the recipe advises. Other than that, followed it to a tee. Highly reccomended.
abbylouwilson
16th Sep, 2014
2.55
Made this for my boyfriend last night, was a great success. Glad he enjoyed it as his mother is Malaysian and makes a great curry. It was not as spicy as I would have liked and I would probably use only one sweet potato next time. Still, a lovely easy to make curry.
Missusoononymous
7th Jun, 2014
5.05
My husband - who, by his own admission is far from the most experienced cook in the world - made this for our dinner and added some creamed coconut to make it lovely and rich, it was a huge success and I would highly recommend it. I think he'll be making it again! ;-)
Angelica Mercie...
9th May, 2014
5.05
Made this using double the amounts and substituted the 2nd can of coconut milk for creamed coconut... made it so creamy! I omitted the peas but I'm sure they would taste wonderful with this recipe. I suppose you can omit the sweet potato and or lentils but I added them and the result was truly wonderful! It is also very very easy to make! I made my own curry paste following this recipe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_curry_paste_37065
cst203
4th May, 2014
5.05
Made this with no lentils and more curry paste and forgot the peas at the end but wow absolutely delicious
Girl30
27th Apr, 2014
5.05
Very nice! I used 2 tbsp of curry paste instead of 2 tsp and it still wasn't spicy, but gave it a nice flavour. Didn't fancy chicken, but added cauliflower instead and also added spinach right at the end. Will definately be making this again.
smokey1234
4th Apr, 2014
very easy to make and adapt hubby allergic to chicken so i use pork instead .
jonsaga
15th Feb, 2014
Very tasty. As said you need a hotter paste if you like it hot. I added cauliflower and coriander and used curry powder instead. Husband gave it 9 out of ten
_claire_
7th Jan, 2014
Just made this dish, tweaked it a little, quorn instead of chicken, home made curry paste, left out the peas added a red pepper. Such a super tasty dish i cannot wait for lunch tomorrow where i get to have the left over

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