Clean Eating Chicken Curry

This delectable one-pot Clean Eating Chicken Curry has been in my life for 5 years now.

It has been on the HappiHomemade recipe to-do list since the beginning of HappiHomemade. We’re talking 2014 people….

Needless to say, I  am thrilled to FINALLY be sharing this ethnic dish with you!

This Paleo recipe is easy, healthy, & delicious served over quinoa and topped with sliced almonds.

I need to level with you though. I have never eaten curry other than this curry.

So is this authentic? I have no idea. Is it delicious. Yep!

I have family, friends, and neighbors that will verify that. One neighbor actually told me, she doesn’t like most curry recipes but she really liked this one because the curry flavor was not overpowering.

Winning. 😉 

A pan of Clean Eating Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry ready to serve with a wooden spoon.

Really this recipe could be named anything, Delicious Sweet Potato and Chicken One Pot Meal or Spicy Chicken & Sweet Potato Stove Top Dish. Call it what you like, but it does taste deliciously ethnic, especially to this small town girl.

Thank you curry powder!

Spoonful of clean eating chicken curry with peas and sweet potatoes.

I love the simplicity of the ingredients and preparation of this dairy free Clean Eating Chicken Curry. It has very few ingredients (7!) and takes no time at all to prepare. Sauté the onions, brown the chicken, soften the sweet potatoes, and add in the frozen peas. All in one pot. In a matter of minutes.

See? Easy peasy.

Clean Eating Chicken Curry Ingredients:

1 onion

3 chicken breasts

2 large sweet potatoes

1.5-2 Tbsp curry powder

1 (15oz) canned light coconut milk

1/2 cup chicken stock (LOVE Kettle & Fire bone broth in this soup! “HappiHomemade” saves you 20%)

 

1 cup frozen peas

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

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We typically serve our curry over gluten free rice or quinoa. Though I usually eat mine without the added starches. It is perfectly hearty while being perfectly healthy too.

Birds eye view of a pan of curry and a beautiful boho plate full of this dairy free dinner over rice.

I have even added spinach to the finished dish and let it wilt down to add some extra veggie power.

This recipe was first introduced to me by Sarah @ LivingByDesign.org, the other founding lady of this blog. She loves to be in the kitchen as much as I do, but her specialty is making a meal one time. I think she literally made this dish on a whim, served it to me, and forgot about it. Ha!

I, however, could never forget about this dairy free recipe and I know you will feel the same way too!

Clean Eating Chicken Curry

This Paleo recipe is easy, healthy, & delicious. Chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, light coconut milk, and green peas combine into the beautiful and simple dinner EVER! This one pot weeknight meal takes mere minutes to prepare and is packed with whole foods, Whole 30 compliant, and gluten-free. Serve over rice or quinoa if desired. See? Comfort foods recipes can be healthy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: dairy free, Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken, coconut milk, curry, dairy free, dinner, gluten free, healthy, paleo, sweet potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 400kcal
Cost: $7.00

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large pan

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1.5-2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 (15oz) can canned light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a large skillet or soup pot with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and saute for a few minutes or until translucent. Then add diced chicken and cook until browned.
  • Next, add to the pot the sweet potatoes, 1 /12 Tbsp curry powder, coconut milk, chicken broth and simmer uncovered until sweet potatoes are soft. (You can always add the other 1/2 Tbsp curry powder at the end if you need more zing!)
  • Lastly add in frozen peas, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined and cook for 1 minute or until the peas are no longer frozen. Take off heat and add more salt and pepper to suite your palate. Serve alone or over rice or quinoa.

Notes

Try adding baby spinach and mushrooms if you have them on hand!

16 Comments

  1. The world needs to know about your 7 ingredient comfort curry! Tweeting =) P.s. Dropping by via April’s Hearth and Soul Party.

  2. I didn’t use to be that keen on curry, Sammi, but I am enjoying it more and more. This definitely looks like a great dish for anyone who hasn’t had curry before as it’s so healthy, colourful and flavourful. Scheduled to pin, tweeted and featuring at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing it with the link party and hope to ‘see’ you there!

    • I certainly hope you will give this recipe a try, April. I think you are right, it may be a great “intro” to curry flavors. 😉 Thank you for featuring it this week! I am headed over right now! 🙂

  3. I love one-pot meals, and this combo of flavors looks delish! Thanks for joining us at Tasty Tuesdays this week 🙂

  4. I love curry – and this looks really good! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  5. Yummy! Chicken, Curry and sweet potatoes are such a great combo for a wholesome meal! Pinning!

  6. Wow Sammi this looks great! My first time coming to your blog but I am crazy over the chicken and sweet potato combo. My sister and I made an Indian Tender Braised Chicken with Sweet Potato Curry that was out of this world (https://sprinkleofvanillasugar.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/indian-spiced-stew-with-chicken-and-sweet-potato-gf-dairy-free-oil-free/) . Will have to try yours too!

  7. Sammi. True story. I got this email in my inbox and my mouth started watering so I headed over to tell you I can’t wait to try it! I guess I already have ???? Thank you for being my go to recipe box and reminding me of all the jewels I would have otherwise forgotten.

    • And that is why I love you! lol You give me plenty of recipe ideas because of your amazing creativity and free spirit…but also forget all of them because of it. 😉

  8. I love the simplicity of this dish! Do you have a favorite brand of curry powder that you use? Thanks!

    • Hi Alison! Thank you for the kind words, yes it is such an easy dish yet doesn’t taste that way. 😉 I use curry powder at our local co-op from the bulk bins, but I have been cooking quite a bit at my mom’s house and used her Archer Farms (Target) curry powder and it has great flavor too. Happy Eating!

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