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Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

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A delicious and easy mild curry recipe for kids made with chicken and sweet potato.

Mild Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry for Kids. www.superhealthykids.com

Hello! It’s Ciara here again from My Fussy Eater. I’m delighted to be back on Super Healthy Kids sharing another quick and easy recipe the whole family can enjoy. This month I’ve focused on dinnertime and the classic chicken curry!

I’ve always been a big fan of curries. Rather than give up one of my favourite meals, I simply adapt my recipes to make them a little more kid-friendly! My recipe for this Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry is still packed full of flavour but mildly spiced at the same time, making it suitable for the whole family.

Mild Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry for Kids. www.superhealthykids.com

Tips for Making Tasty Curry

This recipe really is so easy to make and has just a handful of simple everyday ingredients. It requires minimal prep beyond a bit of chopping and pretty much takes care of itself on the stove. That’s my kind of cooking!

The curry consists of coconut milk, making it super creamy but also completely dairy free too. The sweet potatoes provide not only a nutritional boost of fibre and Vitamins A and C.

I used chicken in this recipe. If you want this meal vegetarian, or just change up the protein source, substitute it with canned chickpeas. I often do this and the curry is just as delicious! Remember that the chickpeas are already cooked so you only add them in for the last 5 minutes.

If you really want to make this dish a nutritional powerhouse, then add a bag of fresh spinach during the last few minutes of cooking. It will add a tonne of extra flavour, not to mention protein, iron and lots of other vitamins and minerals.

Mild Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry for Kids. www.superhealthykids.com
Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

A delicious and easy mild curry recipe for kids made with chicken and sweet potato.
3.45 from 27 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 664kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala spice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 medium sweet potato

Serve With

  • 2 cup brown rice, raw


  • Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and fry gently for 2-3 minutes until it starts to soften.
  • Add the garlic, garam masala and curry powder and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add the coconut milk, chicken breast and sweet potato and mix well. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken has cooked through and the sweet potato is soft.
  • Serve immediately with rice.
  • Any leftover curry can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for 3 months.
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Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 82mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g

I like to serve this curry with some chopped fresh coriander on top, a mix of white and brown rice and a few poppadoms too! Naan breads are also super delicious on the side!

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5 stars
Such a delicious recipe! This is the first time I’ve ever made curry, and I’m a huge fan already. The 12 month old ate it just fine, but the 5 year old and 3 year old picked at it. I think because the spices were new to them they were a bit hesitant to really eat it. But I’ll be making this again for sure!

2 stars
Not super impressed with this one. It smelled like it was going to taste flavorful , so I was surprised that it really lacked flavor. Won’t go out of my way to make this one again.

4 stars
I doubled the garlic, garam masala, curry powder and coconut cream and added extra sweet potato and green beans. It needs fish sauce to bring out the flavour, just add to taste… and coriander ?? family of 5, all of us LOVED it! Really good with a dollop of Greek yoghurt on the side!

5 stars
My first experience with curry and I loved this dish! Great flavor to me, although others have said it didn’t have much flavor. My kids ate it even though they didn’t necessarily like it. Just not flavors we are accustomed to. I had to cook my chicken separate and add into the dish after all else was prepared and it had plenty of liquid/sauce in the dish. I would definitely eat this again!

4 stars
This is generally tasty, but, as some have noted, a little bland, even for the littles. Salt is nowhere in the recipe so you’re going to need to add that, at a minimum. I used a little more than a cup of coconut milk and the liquid was fine. If you’re looking for more depth of flavor, add more spices or vegetables.

Unfortunate about the saturated fat content, hence why I hesitate using coconut milk. Are the nutrition facts for a serving size?