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Ella's Mum's Easy Chicken Curry

Ella's Mum's Easy Chicken Curry

A mild, sweet + creamy curry that’s guaranteed to get tiny taste buds tingling with all the spices of exotic adventure.

10 min
30 min
Little veg lover
For the whole family
Soya free Soya free
Gluten free Gluten free
Egg free Egg free
Dairy free Dairy free
Nut free Nut free



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300 g/10½ oz chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cm/¾ inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 small sweet potato, diced
  • 250 g/9 oz carrots, sliced
  • 250 ml/9 fl oz coconut milk
  • 100 ml/3½ fl oz vegetable stock
  • 1 small mango, cut into chunks
  • 125 g/4½ oz green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley



  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan + add the onion + garlic. Fry for 1 minute, stirring, then add the chicken pieces + cook for 3–4 minutes over a medium heat, stirring every now + then until the chicken pieces are golden brown all over.
  2. Add the grated ginger + the curry powder + cook for a further 1 minute, stirring all the time. Add the sweet potato + carrots, then pour in the coconut milk + stock, + add the mango. Mix everything together well + bring the liquid to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low + simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
  3. Add the beans + cook for a further 3 minutes until the beans are just soft. Finally, stir in the parsley. Serve immediately on a bed of rice or with a naan bread.

Fun for little ones

Gingerly Ginger Fresh root ginger is fascinating for little hands to hold + explore – look at all those knobbly bits, like the bark on a tree! Give a piece to your baby to hold, + cut off one end so that you can both have a good sniff, too – reeeally smelly!

Swap this for that

To save some time on chopping, you can substitute the chunks of mango for 1 x 90g/3¼ oz pouch of Ella’s Kitchen Smoothie Fruits – The Yellow One.

Scale Down

Use a hand blender or fork mash for little ones from 10m

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