Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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(196 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


  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

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    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

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    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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Pluto's place's picture
Pluto's place
15th Jul, 2020
Made this twice now; 1st as per recipe and 2nd with modifications (used coconut milk and green beans instead of water and spinach; added 2 tsp garam masala and 1/4 tsp garlic granules). Family enjoyed original recipe but far preferred the modified version, hence rated 4 stars.
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Katie Ziegler
7th Feb, 2020
Really easy and yummy—I make this all the time. As some other commenters suggested, I switch out the water for coconut milk. Used green beans once in place of spinach, and that was tasty and gave it a little bit of a crunch.
5th Sep, 2019
Ran out of tomatoes so I used tinned instead, the juice substituted the water. Super easy & quick for midweek.
4th Jul, 2019
Love this recipe! So easy to do and so yummy. I just changed it a bit by using tikka masala paste and adding garlic granules and turmeric on the chicken !
nathb211's picture
2nd Mar, 2019
Used tandoori curry powder, frozen sweet potato cubes, frozen spinach, a tin of chopped tomatoes and Frylight olive. Quick, easy and delicious. Will do again.
11th Jul, 2018
Really yummy and perfect after a long day at work. I couldn't find Rogan Josh paste so used a sauce instead. Served it with cauliflower rice to keep the carbs down. A mid-week winner.
22nd Jan, 2018
Very nice indeed. I used a homemade curry powder, half a tin of tomatoes and left over chicken. It was very tasty served with either rice or naan. A little natural yoghurt stirred in at the end lifts the dish.
24th Feb, 2017
I made this tonight and really liked it , although I changed the curry paste to madras as I don't like rogan josh, I also put in double the amount of tomatos and onions. When tasting I thought it was a little bland so I added in a touch of curry powder, garammasala, garlic and turmeric. It was amazing! Would definitely make this again and again although I would add the sweet potato a lot earlier as the sauce was quite runny even though I tried to reduce it
27th Jan, 2017
A nice mid-meal but that's as far as it goes. We'd eat again but it wouldn't be first on our list, scored 7.5/10
21st Aug, 2016
Another great recipe, I was very happy with this. I will definitely use it again. I served the meal up with rice. I don't use sweet potatoes much usually, so they always add a special touch to a meal. The spinach added to the colour of the meal too. To make the dish more suitable for young kids, I only used half as much curry paste as recommended. It did lose some taste as a result though.


5th Jan, 2018
Can you freeze this? Thinking of batch cooking and freezing some. Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
8th Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. We think this recipe is better if not frozen. All our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information. Hope that helps!
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