Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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(190 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 Jan, 2016
This is by far my favourite curry recipe to make! I sometimes change it up a bit, I like to add coconut milk if I have it on hand and sometimes swap the spinach for kale.
21st Jan, 2016
made this for my tea and it was really nice and not too spicy either, i added courgette to it to make it my own, even my dad ate it and he doesn't eat/like sweet potato. Will be trying this recipe again.
12th Sep, 2015
This is a great recipe - made it for 20 people, not too hot, and they all loved it! And so easy
7th Jun, 2015
This is a great recipe: easy to make and tastes authentic! I did hope that it would be quicker to make however but that was due to cooking the chicken in oil. Next time I'll cook them a little before putting them in the oil to speed it up a little.
13th Mar, 2015
Just made this. Simple and extremely tasty. Will definitely be making this again
16th Feb, 2015
I'm a novice at all this, what do u mean by fold in the potatoes? Thanks
7th Jul, 2015
Folding in just means instead of stirring the ingredients together, you use a serving spoon as it is slightly thinner that a wooden one, and lift and turn the food together till its mixed, this prevents the sweet potatoes, in this case, being damaged by vigorous mixing.
2nd Feb, 2015
Amazing recipe! The first time I have ever cooked a curry and it was so easy! Will definitely be doing this one again. I added mushrooms and instead of chicken thigh fillets, used diced chicken breasts. Didn't need rice as the sweet potato was carb enough and a healthy carb at that! Who would have thought I could eat a curry and feel healthy for it :)
15th Jan, 2015
One of my favourite recipes. I have doubled it and served with rice, naans and pickles when feeding a crowd, but often we have it on a fasting day as part of our 5:2 diet.
10th Oct, 2014
yummy :) think I will add celery and sultanas next time


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