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Curried chicken and sweet potato

A delicious stew on its own or paired with plain a rice, such as jasmine rice
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 269kcal


  • Instant pot
  • Bowls
  • Knife
  • Vegetable peeler


  • 1 pound chicken breast cubed
  • 1 pount sweet potatoes orange
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp chives chopped, for garnish


  • Follow your pot's direction on how to operate and press the sauté function on your instant pot and pour the olive oil in the liner.
  • Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
  • Peel and chop the onions and garlic.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the pot and allow to cook for a few minutes until fragrant. Do not allow to burn.
  • Add the curry powder and mix well. The mixture may become clumpy but that's okay!
  • Add the chicken and allow it to cook for a few moments, stirring often to scrape the curry from the bottom of the liner.
  • Add the sweet potato and combine well with the chicken/onion/ garlic mixure until everything is well coated.
  • Pour in the can of coconut milk and stir well. If you need to, add some chicken stock or water to make sure that the chicken/ potato mixture is just submerged. We don't want too much nor too little liquid in the pot.
  • Add the salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Follow your pot's directions on how to operate and close the lid, turning the weight to sealing. Press the Meat/ Stew button which on my pot will go for about 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release.
  • Once done, adjust the salt and pepper to taste and serve over a bowl of jasmine rice. Garnish with chives if desired.