Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a full recipe, and it’s not because I lost my love for cooking. The truth is, raising a family can make homemade cooking a bit challenging. Life is different when my day is full of commitments for the entire family. Gone are the baby days when the children used to nap and I had no problem being in the kitchen for two hours. Lately I find myself scrambling for healthy and delicious recipes that aren’t time-consuming. I’m guessing many people can relate! So, when Mike decided he wanted to embrace the Paleo diet, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out of my cooking rut. As I continue to research recipes and learn about the diet, I’ve also become inspired to cook again. I still believe balance + moderation is the key to eating healthy, so while we are focused on clean eating, with less sugar and dairy, I’ll still post recipe’s that don’t always fit the Paleo diet. We enjoy eating too much to completely eliminate any food group from our diet! That being said, I’m excited to research, test, tweak, and share some delicious and healthy meals with you all. This chicken and sweet potato curry was the first Paleo recipe I made, and it was delicious! The recipe came from the Ultimate Paleo Guide and it’s super easy and full of flavor. So here we go with the steps.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken breast (cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • 2tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 1tbsp curry powder
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step 1 –> Chop vegetables and chicken.

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Step 2 –> Add 1 tbsp of oil to pan. Season and brown the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and set aside.

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Step 3 –> Add 1 tbsp of oil and diced onions to pan. Cook until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

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Step 4 –> Add garlic, ground ginger, and ground curry to onions. Cook while stirring for 1-2 minutes. Next add chicken stock and deglaze pan. Make sure to scrape all the brown bits for added flavor.

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Step 5 –> Add the coconut milk, sweet potatoes, and chicken.

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Step 6 –> Bring to a simmer and cover with lid. Cook on low for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Serve and enjoy!

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If you love curry and sweet potatoes then this is your dish!

2 Comments

  1. February 25, 2016 / 3:53 am

    I work for a food manufacturer and we get lots of inquiries about paleo recipes. I’m curious, though: what made you two decide to go the paleo route?

    • Kelly
      February 29, 2016 / 11:05 pm

      Hi Brittani,

      That’s great to know. The decision came from my husband. He sorta already loved the types of foods that fit in the Paleo diet, so it seemed like a natural fit. I think the hardest part, is the limited fruit intake. I think fruit has many benefits regardless of the sugar in it. What are your thoughts on the Paleo? Cheers- Kelly

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