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skinnymixer's Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

skinnymixer's Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
4.5 from 2 votes

skinnymixer's Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Curry
Servings: 6


Wet Paste:-

  • 3 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-7 small red dried chillis adjust based on spice preference, I used 3
  • 1.5 tsp dried turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp Malaysian Meat Curry Powder see Notes


  • 40 g olive oil
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 50 g water
  • 500 g chicken breast *large* chunks
  • 500 g sweet potato peeled, medium dice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar/rapadura/white sugar


  • Blend the wet paste ingredients; work your way up to 1 min/speed 9/MC on.
  • Scrape mixer bowl down.
  • Add 80 g or 2.8 oz of coconut milk, olive oil, star anise and cinnamon stick.
  • Cook 3 min/100°C or 212°F/speed soft/reverse/MC on.
  • Add chicken pieces, sweet potato, remaining coconut milk, water, salt and sugar.
  • Cook 18 min/100°C or 212°F/speed soft/reverse/MC off.
  • Let curry stand for 5 min before serving with rice or use cauli rice for a paleo version!


The curry powder that I like to use is called ‘meat curry powder’ by Babas. You can find it in most good Asian/Indian grocers:-
Bellini Users
Use blunt blade for this recipe.
At step 4 use speed 1
At step 6 use speed 1 and increase cooking time if sweet potato isn't tender at the end of this step.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Amount Per Serving (200 g)
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.7g29%
Saturated Fat 10.4g65%
Sodium 926mg40%
Carbohydrates 16.3g5%
Sugar 7.7g9%
Protein 21.2g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments from Michael

This has been a staple recipe long before the “Thermy Days” and is simply to die for. Even the children love it mixed with a little bit of home-made yoghurt. “More curry please!” 🙂

  1. 4 stars
    Delicious curry. Made with 2 tins of Jackfruit drained and rinsed instead of Chicken for plant based diet. Turned out beautifully.

  2. This is delicious. Three kids all demolished it which is a rarity here! I swapped the sweet potato for carrot and cauliflower and cooked the veg first for an extra 3 minute and they still had a little crunch. Will be a new favorite for sure!

  3. Had every intention of making creamy lemon butter chicken for dinner.. but no cream and no desire to go to the store lead my chicken search here. I wasn’t disappointed! Quick easy meal using pantry staples and I’ll definitely make it again. Thanks Nik!

  4. Made this for the 1st time last night. Absolutely delicious. Omitted chillies and used the 2 Tablespoons of meat curry powder. But still to spicy for my 6 year old. Not that I minded as more for us. Used coconut cream as didn’t have coconut milk. Replaced the Sweet potato with Cauliflower for LCHF. Yum yum yum. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight. Thanks Nik.

  5. I think this is now my favorite curry. I love the flavour
    I use white potatoes and carrots and cook a few minutes before adding the chicken.
    beautiful flavour

  6. Cooked a double batch in the slow cooker using chicken thigh cutlets chopped in chunks. The bone in the chicken in the slow cooker gives awesome depth and nutrition. My 4 yr old said “this is the best dinner ever!” Both her and the 6y old had second! A really yum curry and so easy to make! Thanks Nik! Xx

  7. This curry was delicious! Smelt amazing and tasted just as good. Added carrot and a couple white potatoes, with pumpkin and the sweet potato to thicken the sauce. Will definately make again.

  8. Absolutely amazing recipe Nik!!! Your an absolute genius. I added pork instead of chicken and it’s yummy. Children approved too!

  9. This was so yummy and have no idea why I waited until now to make it.
    Used small unpeeled sweet potatoes from my own garden.

  10. I made this curry tonight! I was septic as no one here liked the Butter Chicken….. But this was an absolute winner! Licked plates! Amazing! My sauce was quite runny – so I’ll reduce water next time. Yes – there will be a next time!

  11. Love this curry it’s my favourite . I don’t use all the chilli in it but follow the recipe and it’s so yummy and delicious . It’s even better the next day you eat it . I am such a better home cook now thanks to Nikalene . Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipes . Love every one I have tried 😊

  12. Easy to make and Loved that I had most of the ingredients beforehand. Omitted the chilli to make it child-friendly and served it with cauliflower rice. Definitely a great, simple weekday meal for us.

  13. This is simple and really delicious. I only had large dried chillies so used 4 without deseeding them. Also didn’t have enough sweet potato so topped it up with potato. Kids are fughting over the left overs and I plan to spirit them away fir my breakfast tomorrow!

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