If you're in the mood for a flavorful and aromatic meal, this orange sweet potato and chicken curry is the perfect recipe for you. The combination of sweet potatoes, orange juice, and coconut milk creates a creamy and rich sauce, while the spices and herbs add depth and warmth. The result is a hearty and satisfying dish that's perfect for a cozy night in.
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 can (14 ounces) of coconut milk
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the sweet potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using). Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the spices are fragrant.
Pour in the coconut milk and orange juice, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender.
Stir in the chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the curry hot, garnished with additional cilantro if desired.
This orange sweet potato and chicken curry is a delicious and satisfying meal that's perfect for a cold night. The combination of sweet potatoes, orange juice, and coconut milk creates a creamy and rich sauce, while the spices and herbs add depth and warmth. Whether you're looking for a cozy dinner or an easy meal to prepare in advance, this recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.