Looking for a delicious, healthy dinner? Then you should try this mild chicken and sweet potato curry recipe, packed full of flavour from my homemade korma paste.
When it comes to healthy eating, I’m not perfect. Ask the regular mums at my local parent and toddler group and they’ll tell you that despite my best intentions, I’ll usually end up sneaking a slice (or two) of cake to go with my coffee.
I try and make up for this accidental cake eating by making my dinners as healthy as possible – low calorie, and packed full of extra vegetables. Having small children, I also feel a responsibility to feed them healthy dinners to help them grow up big and strong and hopefully not too fussy (a battle I may be losing with the little one, although I’m still fighting). Whilst my two-year old can be fussy, he’s always happily eaten this curry (and my chilli con carne) so it’s one of my go-to healthy dinner recipes if I need to ensure he’s going to eat well.
It’s only 365 calories a serving (excluding rice) and contains two of your five-a-day fruit and vegetables. If you decide to add rice it bumps up the calories per serving to 630 (which still isn’t too bad). However, I will quite often eat this without rice and still feel full afterwards.
To make this chicken and sweet potato curry, I like to make my own korma paste using my recipe. However, it will also work well using a jar of pre-made paste (I used to make it this way until I developed my own paste recipe, my favourite paste was Pataks). Korma paste is very mild (but still full of flavour) and is perfect for making this for my family, as they don’t like overly spicy food. However, if you wanted something a little spicier, I expect that it would also work well with other hotter curry pastes.
Another advantage of this curry recipe is that it is suitable for freezing, so you can cook a big batch in advance and it’s there when you need it.
Nutritional information per serving*
*This is the estimated nutritional information per portion. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.