Archive | April, 2012

Sweet Potatoe Chicken Curry with Rice

13 Apr

Pinterest is again sparking creativity in the kitchen. It is just so useful to be able to bookmark recipes and then seem them all in one spot with pictures! Some of my connections on Pinterest are doing this Paleo diet. According to wiki it’s: “a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era.”

I’m not doing this diet. But some of the recipes sound great and I just change them to make it how I want!

Here is an example of a sweet potato chicken curry here, in Paleo form. Below is my non-Paleo adaptation (with more specific instructions and scaled down for two).

Serves 2 . Prep time: 10 minutes. Total time: 30 minutes.


  • About 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 sweet potatoes diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 zucchinis
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 medium sized carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons of curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Rice
  • Cilantro (optional)


  1. Coat the bottom of the pot with vegetable oil and brown the chicken chicken. About 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Add chopped carrots, onion, zucchini, cauliflower, sweet potatoes and garlic into the same pan and saute. About three minutes.
  3. Add in tomatoes, potatoes, the rest of the spices, and coconut milk.
  4. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  5. During this time make your rice.

Dish up rice, top with your curry and some optional cilantro and serve.

1 head of cauliflower