Chicken and Sweet Potato Turmeric Thai Curry (GF,DF, Low fibre)

Happy Monday all! I hope you’re sufficiently stuffed with chocolate and are on the hunt for something healthy for dinner that doesn’t involve hot cross buns. If so, you’re in the right place! Today I’ve written up a gluten and dairy free Thai curry recipe, which I shared on my Instagram a few weeks ago. It got such a lovely response that I thought I’d type it up as a whole recipe instead. I asked my Facebook page readers to vote on what they’d like to see next- this came first; followed closely by chicken cheesy pasta bake-which don’t worry! I’ll have that up next week.

This recipe was a little bit of an experiment with some free-range chicken; as it started off as a ‘green Thai curry’ but the addition of turmeric and sweet potato soon gave this gluten and dairy free thai curry a lovely rich, yellow colour instead.

I am a huge fan of Thai food; ever since we visited a few years ago. In fact, one of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Gluten and Dairy Free Pad Thai; so it was definitely time I created another Thai recipe. I’ve replaced the more fibrous veg, with rich in soluble fibre root veg-making this suitable for those on a low fibre diet. The coconut milk is high in fat so this prevents it being low residue.

A few of you have asked why my recipes aren’t always low FODMAP- this one wasn’t when I made but I have put some clear adaptations to make it suitable. However, for the record, I don’t follow the low-FODMAP diet and you can read my thoughts on why that is here.


5 from 1 vote

Turmeric Chicken and Sweet Potato Thai Curry

A delicious gluten and dairy free thai curry- with yummy turmeric and made with chicken and sweet potato.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Calories 432 kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • a handful spinach (to garnish)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 3 tbsp of thai green curry paste
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric
  • 1/4 tbsp of black pepper


  1.  Peel and slice the potatoes and sweet potatoes into small chunks.Place in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Then leave to simmer until soft (around 25-30 minutes)

  2. In a separate pan, heat olive oil and then add ginger (chopped and diced) and 3 tablespoons of thai green curry paste

  3. Add coconut milk and almond milk to the pan gradually, stirring as you go to make a smooth mixture. Cook for 3 minutes to bring out flavours.

  4. Dice chicken into small pieces and add to the mixture.

  5. Cover chicken in the milk/curry mixture and fry on low heat for 10 minutes

  6. Sprinkle over turmeric and black pepper

  7. Check the chicken is cooked through (and not pink in the middle). Once cooked it should now be time to add the potato/sweet potato 

  8. Finally, add potato/sweet potato the pan and coat well with the mixture.

  9. Take off heat and sprinkle over fresh, chopped spinach. And enjoy!

 Nutrition Notes for Gluten and Dairy Free Thai Curry

This gluten and dairy free thai curry is perfect for those with IBS or IBD. It's made with tummy friendly turmeric, sweet potato and chicken.

  • I’ve talked a lot about using turmeric in your cooking-adding black pepper and olive oil helps its absorption.
  • By using 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 coconut milk; I’m able to lower the contents of the dish. If you are on the low FODMAP diet, Monash allows 1/3 of a can of coconut milk as ‘low’; so simply adjust by adding extra almond milk.
  • For an extra fibre boost, add chopped cashews; or blend nut butter into the sauce if you’re trying to increase your fats slowly.
  • I used Thai Taste green Thai curry paste- it’s gluten and dairy free but not low FODMAP free. A low FODMAP alternative could be this recipe for Thai green curry paste here or buying this one

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  1. April 11, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Ooh I love the look of this curry, we love Thai curry and making our meals from scratch so will definitely be making this one! yum, yum, we recently made a chickpea and cauliflower one with no meat in that the kids loved too! Worth a try!

    Love your blog, will be reading regularly for recipe ideas and tips!!

    Emma x

  2. May 18, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Came back for more awesome content!

    The recipe is yummy! I enjoy finding new ways to include turmeric in my diet. Its health benefits are endless.

    I’ve recently published an article about amazing spices and their benefits. Turmeric and ginger are both on the list! 🙂

    Trying the recipe out ASAP.

    Best wishes!

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