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Root Vegetable and Chicken Curry

This root vegetable and chicken curry is a cozy one-pot meal that comes together quickly with just a little bit of prep. Double the recipe for big-batch cooking, it freezes perfectly. Serve with rice, quinoa or just some naan for sopping up that rich curry gravy.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min


1 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, quartered
1 tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp cumin
1.5 tbsp curry powder
2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
1.5 cups packed baby spinach

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add onion and sauté until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt, ground ginger, garlic powder and cumin and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in curry powder, cook for 2 minutes to toast. Add in potato, carrot and parsnip. Add chicken broth, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Uncover, increase heat to medium and cook until potatoes and parsnips are tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, stir lime juice with cornstarch until dissolved. Stir in to chicken mixture and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove pot from heat and stir in spinach.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Protein42.4 g
Fat18.2 g
Saturated Fat0.6 g
Carbohydrate34.7 g
Fibre5.3 g
Sugar8 g
Sodium648 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A116
Vitamin C47