Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2-1teaspoon Thai red curry powder or Thai seasoning (optional)
  • 2-3 teaspoons red or green curry paste
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 small eggplant, diced into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 4 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 114-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
  1. Combine sesame oil, ginger, and garlic in a medium bowl. Add onions and yellow bell pepper; stir thoroughly. Add curry powder, curry paste, cumin, soy sauce, salt, and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Place sweet potatoes, eggplant, and green beans in slow cooker. Remove tough base and outer layers of lemongrass; cut each stalk into 3 pieces and crush slightly with the flat edge of a knife. Layer stalks on top of vegetables.
  3. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken drumsticks over medium-high heat until golden on each side. Add chicken to slow cooker.
  4. Spread onion-curry mixture over vegetables and chicken. Pour in coconut milk. Cover and cook on low for 6–8 hours or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked. Forty-five minutes prior to serving, add pineapple juice and frozen peas. Add salt if needed. Stir gently and re-cover. To serve, garnish with fresh basil.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 241 calories, % fat calories: 35, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Protein: 12g, Carbohydrate: 27g, Fiber: 4g,Sodium: 623mg