Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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(126 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Chicken thighs are good value and tasty, just right for this healthy, versatile curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal281
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.75g
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  • 500g sweet potato, 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…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets, each cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp rogan josh curry paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 125g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling, salted water for 5-7 mins until just tender. Drain well, then set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the chicken and onion. Cook for 5-6 mins until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 min, add the tomatoes, then cook for another min.

  2. Pour in 100ml boiling water and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins, add the spinach, then cook for 2 mins until wilted. Fold in the potatoes and heat through. Serve with rice and naan breads.

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17th Apr, 2014
Love this, make it all the time now. My boyfriend loves it too. We serve it without rice but with garlic naans.
3rd Apr, 2014
This curry was amazing and my husband agreed, it really did taste like something you would get at a good curry restaurant! It was so quick and easy as well. I used Balti curry paste as I couldn't get a Rogan Josh one (used 3 tablespoons) and I used a tin of chopped tomatoes, other than that everything else was as per the recipe. I will make this over and over again.
12th Mar, 2014
Absolutely yummy, the whole family loved it and I can't wait to make it again. Think it cost about £5 to feed us all a good healthy meal.
18th Feb, 2014
Just be aware of the added calories when serving this with rice. We used basmati rice and allow 75g per person as per the instructions on the packet. The results were lovely but I was startled to read later that the 75g of dry rice = 195g of cooked rice = 692kcal. That's per person. So the total calorie count for this meal is 281kcal (shown in the recipe) for the sauce and 692kcal for the rice. Total = 973kcal. And that's before you reach for the Naan bread!
11th Apr, 2014
According to my packet of basmati rice 180g of cooked rice equal approximately 192kcal, so I am not sure you got that right
6th Apr, 2014
75g of dried rice per person will add about 260 kcals to each portion when cooked. The exact calorie content will depend on whether you use basmati, long grain, brown or white, but no type of rice comes close to 692 kcals per serving made with 75g of dried rice.
4th Mar, 2014
I'm not sure that's right is it? 100g of cooked rice has approx 130 calories
Cooking Freak
3rd Feb, 2014
Just made this curry tonight, it's very tasty my 5 year old asked me if I can make this again. I decided to use a can of chopped tomatoes instead of 2 large tomatoes as mentioned by previous comments. The sauce was just right, I also used tikka paste instead of rogan josh. It's quick to make and ideal weekday meal to make when you've been at work.
5th Dec, 2013
I upped the sweet potatoes (650gm), more onions and a tin of chopped tomatoes with garlic to serve 3. No rice or naan bread. It was truly gorgeous on a cold winters night, the sauce was thick, plentiful and flavourful. My wife had to go and fetch a spoon to scoop up every last drop.
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1st Dec, 2013
Agree that it lacked sauce. Maybe a tin of tomatoes next time?


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