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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24th Sep, 2013
This has a really really nice flavour but we thought it lacked any sauce so it just seemed like a bowl of chicken and veg. We enjoyed it very much but won't make it again.
19th Aug, 2013
OMG I thought this was great. Didn't bother with rice, but had garlic and coriander naans, beautiful!
8th Aug, 2013
This has become a family favourite. So easy and delicious!
24th Jul, 2013
Thank you very much for the recipe. I didn't follow it through, as I couldn't find the curry paste and instead found a curry jar thingie so wasn't sure about the proportions... But it was very nice :) Thank you
16th May, 2013
this recipe is amazing, made the thai version last night and all plates were licked clean, i have added green pepper, handful of green beans and chilli flakes. it was delicious! it will certainly be made again :D YUM
20th Apr, 2013
Nice ! quite easy to make and yummy....I added a bit of chilie powder. :)
13th Apr, 2013
We love this and make it regularly!
10th Apr, 2013
I made the thai version and found it was really quite flavourless, there was the right amount of spice so it wasn't the paste but the dish really felt like it was missing flavour, i halved the ingredients to feed two so this may have been a cause.. on the bright side the chicken was wonderfully tender and its very filling for such a low cal meal as well as very nutritious, no need for rice or any other carbs. Will try again following normal recipe and see if that's better
4th Apr, 2013
Really yummy!! I did the thai version but I have made it twice so modified the recipe a bit. Use 4 heaped tsp of green thai paste and I used 100g of coconut cream rather than milk. Plus a red pepper it was amazing!!
26th Mar, 2013
Really tasty dish, not overly spicy


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