Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(334 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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4th Jan, 2013
Made this for my family (2 children aged 7 and 14). Went down a storm with the children rating it 5 stars and 4.5 stars. Very quick and easy to make. Served it with basmati rice and homemade chapatis. My husband and I would have preferred more spice, so next time, I'll chop up some fresh chilli and sprinkle it over the top of our servings!
27th Dec, 2012
Made double portion for family get-together at Christmas, using the left-over turkey instead of chicken. It was well received by all! I boiled the turkey carcass so had fresh stock. Also added mushrooms, some chilli powder and a jar of spicy mango chutney. Served with boiled rice & naan bread. Very tasty.
24th Nov, 2012
Quick, easy and very tasty curry the whole family enjoy .....I love this recipe and even a little 'fussy eater' guest for tea enjoyed it! It must be nice!
17th Nov, 2012
Tasty recipe and very easy to do. Fantastic recipe as it is or tweaked with extra veg and more lentils.
16th Nov, 2012
Can anyone tell me what curry paste they used? I struggled to find a standard "curry" paste. Ended up buying a tesco finest korma paste since its coconut based anyway. its simmering just now but wanted to know what brands everyone else uses? Thanks!!
6th Jan, 2014
In my humble opinion, pataks do the best pastes.
20th Oct, 2012
Love this curry, not spicy at all but still full of flavour and my kids love it too!!!
7th Oct, 2012
Made last night for parents anniversary, all enjoyed, made with medium curry paste, but will probably add some chilli next time, was still very mild, would cook veg for a bit longer next time, like my sweet potato bit softer, also added carrots great recipe for doing what you want, want to also add chickpeas but husband doesn't like, but he can pick them out, was enough food for 5 adults so we had plenty left. Will def be making again.
1st Oct, 2012
Used creamed coconut and extra stock instead of coconut milk, but still super tasty!
20th Sep, 2012
Love this recipe, has become a firm favourite, I make it with turkey instead of chicken and is just as nice.


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