The Easy Jamaican Curried Chicken recipe is one of the most popular recipes on this site. Earlier this week, I did a variation of the recipe that my family really enjoyed so I want to share how to make healthy chicken and sweet potato curry with you.
A few days prior, my husband Reggie had come home with some GRACE curry powder. I was skeptical because I normally use CHIEF Curry Powder, but I don’t like to be wasteful. I’m definitely team “use what you have”! That is one difference in this recipe. I also used sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes for this curry dish. For one thing, I didn’t have any white potatoes in our home. Also, I had been wanting to make chicken and sweet potato curry anyway because sweet potatoes are a bit healthier (fewer calories and carbs, more fiber and vitamin A) than white potatoes. The instructions for both curries are pretty similar. I just let the sweet potatoes cook less time than the white potatoes so that they don’t get too mushy.
Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Healthy Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Yield: 4 – 6 servings
- 2 lbs chicken, cut up into pieces
- 4 tbsp curry powder
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chicken, curry powder, sliced onion, and cup of water into a large pot and mix everything together.
- Cover the pot and let everything simmer together over a low heat for 2 hours. (Add the sweet potatoes at the 1 hour and 15 minutes mark. Stir everything together and recover the pot.)
-For a more flavorful curry, season the chicken with half of the curry powder the night before (or 2 to 3 hours before cooking). Cover and refrigerate the seasoned chicken in a container along with the sliced onions. Add the rest of the ingredients when you are ready to cook the curry.
-At the one-hour point, test the curry to see if it is at your desired flavor. If not, you can add another tablespoon of curry and any other preferred seasonings. (I prefer a stronger curry, so I tend to use a total of 5 tablespoons of curry powder.)