Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(329 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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10th Sep, 2012
Great for children as it is so mild. I added onions, garlic and ginger at the start and later a small can of chick peas and some frozen spinach. I did not add the peas. It was very tasty although far too mild for my liking. I loved the fact that it was packed with vegetables that the children would not normally eat and I will definitely be using chick peas more often in my other curry recipes. I really like the idea of making a soup out of this recipe.
2nd Sep, 2012
An easy meal and great for babies too. My 10 month old son loved it. I prefer something with a bit more kick. I don't buy premixed spices so I used a combination of ground cumin, coriander, chili powder and turmeric.
19th Aug, 2012
Really easy to make and the whole family loved it!
24th May, 2012
Yummy!!! I live in Brazil where very few spices are available, however Brazil does have curry! Didn't have sweet potato so I added some sugar to give it that sweet taste. Was similar to chicken tiki masala without all the other flavors. Only made me crave indian food thats why I'm giving it a 4.
15th May, 2012
Made this last week it was amazing and my husband loved it is a new favourite dish, making it again tonight :)
10th May, 2012
Really lovely and so easy to make. I only used one sweet potato and used more lentils to make it more like a dhansak and it was so tasty. Highly recommended.
5th May, 2012
Nice and easy and tasty. Will add some heat to it next time though and coriander.
29th Apr, 2012
Very nice - just right for my boyfriends taste but a little mild for mine. I used chicken leg meat (boiled first, then pulled the meat off the bone and added to the curry), tikka masala paste, no lentils and I added lime and corriander at the end. Very easy and quick
28th Apr, 2012
v nice and easy other people I added extra curry paste and a couple of chillis as I like my curry spicy...also added green beans, mushrooms and brocolli to pad it out...yummy! (Oh and used half fat coconut milk to keep calories down - still lovely)
21st Apr, 2012
Really easy to make and very tasty. Feeling very full now.


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