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Spiced chicken, spinach & sweet potato stew

Spiced chicken, spinach & sweet potato stew

Spiced chicken, spinach & sweet potato stew

Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy 441kcal
Fat 10.7g
Saturated fat 1.4g
Carbohydrate 51.2g
Sugar 12.9g
Fibre 6.1g
Protein 29.6g
Salt 2.78g


  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 190g bag spinach
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • 500ml chicken stock

For the spice paste

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 400g can tomatoes
To serve
  • 2 naan bread


  1. Place sweet potato in a large saucepan over a high heat. Cover with boiling water and leave to boil for 10 mins.
  2. While this is boiling, put all the paste ingredients in a food processor and blend until chopped quite finely. Set aside.
  3. Put spinach in a large colander in the sink and pour the sweet potatoes and their cooking water over it to drain the potatoes and wilt the spinach at the same time. Leave to steam-dry.
  4. Return the saucepan to the heat and add the oil and the spice paste. Fry the paste for about 5 mins until thickened, then add the chicken and fry for 8-10 mins until the chicken starts to brown. Pour over the stock, bring to the boil and leave to simmer for about 10 mins.
  5. Cut into the chicken thigh to check that it is cooked, it should be white with no pink bits. Season with black pepper, then add the sweet potato. Leave to simmer for a further 5 mins. Meanwhile, chop the spinach and add to the stew.
  6. Sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds and serve with warm naan bread on the side.

1 comment

Jan 21, 2021 • Posted by Irene Rennie

I tried the Spicey chicken, spinach and sweet potato stew tonight but I seemed to have too much liquid for some reason.

Could you please confirm if the tomatoes go in with the paste because I found that the tomatoes made the mix too wet to need oil to cook.

I did enjoy it though but would like to know what I did wrong.

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