Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato Galette

I came across this recipe on the Food and Wine website, by Alexander Hardy. The recipe has 5 stars by 3 people, plus I liked the name of it. And who doesn’t loved curried chicken and sweet potatoes in an easy-to-make galette?!

The recipe itself was quite tedious – nothing difficult but I started the day before. I do appreciate the seasoning and preparation of all the different layers of the galette; there were just many steps.

Alexander Hardy, a home cook with a tough past quoted, “I feel the most alive when I am in my kitchen. It’s the place where I am firmly planted in the land of the living.”

Flavor-wise, this galette gets 5 stars from me as well. There are some aspects to me that are over done in this recipe, but the galette was delicious.

Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato Galette


1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons curry powder, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeño
1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup water

Savory Pastry:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/8ounces), plus more for work surface
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup ice water

Green Seasoning:

1 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2/3 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 small red onion, roughly chopped (about 2/3 cup)
1 small white onion, roughly chopped (about 2/3 cup)
4 medium scallions, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
8 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeño
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 (3-inch) thyme sprigs

Sweet Potato Filling:

1 medium-size (8-ounce) sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, and then cut into quarters
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Seasoned Sour Cream:

1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons Green Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Bell pepper rings
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Combine onion, scallions, garlic, 1 tablespoon curry powder, jalapeño, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, salt, and black pepper in a ziplock plastic bag or an airtight container with a lid. Add chicken; seal and toss to fully coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to overnight (12 hours).

Pulse flour, chilled butter, turmeric, garlic powder, thyme leaves, salt, and black pepper in a food processor until combined, about 6 pulses. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed, pulsing until mixture begins to come together and resembles coarse sand.

Transfer dough mixture to a lightly floured work surface; gather and knead gently until combined. (Chunks of butter should be speckled throughout.) Place dough in center of a sheet of plastic wrap; using a rolling pin or your hand, flatten dough into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to overnight (12 hours).

Process parsley, chopped bell peppers, red and white onions, scallions, garlic, ginger, oil, lime juice, jalapeño, salt, and thyme in a blender or food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use or up to 3 days.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss together sweet potato, oil, garlic powder, ginger, smoked paprika, and salt a large bowl until coated. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in preheated oven until golden brown and tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool about 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add remaining 1 tablespoon curry powder and remaining 1 teaspoon allspice to oil, and cook, stirring constantly, until spices begin to toast and darken, about 1 minute. Remove chicken from marinade; brush off and discard excess marinade. Add chicken to skillet, stirring to coat in oil mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water; cover and cook until chicken is tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest portion of meat registers 160°F, 6 to 8 minutes. ( I did not add any water and the chicken cooked perfectly.)

Uncover skillet; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. (I didn’t do this step because there was no liquid in the skillet.)

Stir together sour cream, 3 tablespoons of the green seasoning, turmeric, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside. (Notice the sauce is yellow because of the turmeric.)

Roll savory pastry dough out into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured work surface. Transfer pastry to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread 1/4 cup seasoned sour cream over pastry, leaving a 2-inch border.

Arrange sweet potato filling on sour cream within border.

Top with cooked chicken.

Arrange bell pepper slices on and around chicken.

Fold pastry edges up and over the outer 1-inch edge of galette, pleating crust as needed. Brush top of pastry with beaten egg.

Bake at 375°F until crust is golden brown and bell peppers are starting to wilt and brown, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature with additional seasoned sour cream with green seasoning. (I didn’t add the turmeric this time. The green sauce is so good I wanted to taste it in the sour cream.)

I didn’t include a green bell pepper in the green seasoning, so it could have been “greener,” but once it’s mixed into sour cream with turmeric, it becomes yellow! But all of the colors, especially from the crust, are beautiful together.

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!


  1. Bernadette November 9, 2023 at 6:20 AM - Reply

    Thanks, Mimi, for sharing this recipe. It does look very tasty but, I agree, a LOT of steps. Breaking it up into a couple of days would help. I’m glad you said it is worth the effort.

    • Chef Mimi November 9, 2023 at 7:19 AM - Reply

      It was worth it, definitely. But a bit tedious.

  2. Sherry November 9, 2023 at 6:47 AM - Reply

    I bet it’s delicious but it does look like a lot of work. I try to find quick and easy meals these days:)

    • Chef Mimi November 9, 2023 at 7:19 AM - Reply

      I understand!

  3. Anonymous November 9, 2023 at 7:44 AM - Reply

    I absolutely love galettes and their rustic feel. They are so much easier than a pie. What a fantastic recipe for a savory galette. The flavors must be over the top yummy. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Chef Mimi November 9, 2023 at 8:44 AM - Reply

      Thanks! I love them because I can actually make ‘em!!!

  4. angiesrecipes November 9, 2023 at 7:56 AM - Reply

    Great filling with spiced sour cream, curried chicken and sweet potatoes…my husband would love this!

    • Chef Mimi November 9, 2023 at 8:44 AM - Reply

      A little bit of work, but so delicious!

  5. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen November 9, 2023 at 8:11 AM - Reply

    This is a perfect recipe for a snowy day where we don’t even need to look at the clock. I love the turmeric in the crust, makes it look immediately inviting, something good is coming your way!

    • Chef Mimi November 9, 2023 at 8:45 AM - Reply

      Yes, the crust is so pretty!

  6. Charlie DeSando November 9, 2023 at 10:38 AM - Reply

    Mimi, I have one word for this – YUM!

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:34 AM - Reply

      I agree! Yum indeed.

  7. Sherry Mackay November 9, 2023 at 7:28 PM - Reply

    ooh just thought – you could buy a takeaway curry for the filling …

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:33 AM - Reply

      Absolutely! I think you could put anything in a galette!

  8. Healthy World Cuisine November 9, 2023 at 9:51 PM - Reply

    This curried chicken and sweet potato galette looks amazing and the flavors sounds lovely. Warming and filling- just what you need on a cool fall day.

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:32 AM - Reply

      Exactly! It was really fun to eat. I added some sour cream.

  9. Tandy I Lavender and Lime November 9, 2023 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    I think this is a great idea for when you have leftovers. Do you know how much the butter weighed for the pastry?

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:31 AM - Reply

      5 ounces of butter.

  10. spicedblog November 10, 2023 at 7:44 AM - Reply

    What a fun recipe! You weren’t lying when you said it included some prep work – that’s intense. But then again, I don’t mind longer recipes…just as long as I know what I’m getting into when I hit the kitchen. This looks so cool, and that savory pastry is a fun twist on the traditional dough idea.

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:30 AM - Reply

      The pastry was fabulous – and so pretty! Yes, a lot of prep work.

  11. November 10, 2023 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    Visual draws me into such a pretty Fall dish. Then comes the ingredients – yes and congrats on making such a complicated recipe with so many layers of flavor. I like to do this once in awhile and I’m sure it was worth it :)

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:28 AM - Reply

      It was worth it. I’m not a quick and easy gal for the most part. My life is quite simple these days, and no children at home!

      • November 11, 2023 at 7:27 AM

        I do love to make recipes like this but I desperately need someone to clean up after me. I do have a dishwasher but not for pans, bowls and all that other stuff one needs. I’m not a neat cook :)

      • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 8:18 AM

        Ha! I think we could all use a butler!

  12. Ann Coleman November 10, 2023 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    Looks tasty to me!

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:28 AM - Reply

      Thank you! It definitely was.

  13. Gerlinde de Broekert November 10, 2023 at 7:34 PM - Reply

    Wow Mimi, you did it. That’s quite the recipe. The flavors must be great .

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:26 AM - Reply

      The flavors are fantastic! Of course I could eat anything curried!

  14. nancyc November 10, 2023 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    I love galettes but have never had a savory one—this looks so delicious! :)

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:26 AM - Reply

      I always prefer savory over sweet. I’ve made a fabulous beet galettes, but I think tomato versions are fabulous in the summer.

  15. November 11, 2023 at 1:01 AM - Reply

    Discovering Alexander Hardy’s curried chicken and sweet potato galette on Food and Wine was a great find! Despite the meticulous steps involved it does look delicious and I’m sure the effort entirely worthwhile Mimi!

    • Chef Mimi November 11, 2023 at 6:25 AM - Reply

      It was definitely worth making. Very tasty!

  16. Jeff the Chef November 12, 2023 at 11:50 AM - Reply

    Wow that is a lot of ingredients. It sounds wonderful!

    • Chef Mimi November 13, 2023 at 7:07 AM - Reply

      A bit tedious, but worth it!

  17. Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons November 13, 2023 at 11:48 AM - Reply

    It looks like most of the steps can be done ahead at a less hectic time. I think this recipe is perfect for the time between Christmas and New Years. I adore sweet potatoes and anything curry. I might leave out the peppers on top. Did they really add anything except color? Great recipe, thank you. I am putting it on the menu for NY Eve when it’s just the hubby and myself.

    • Chef Mimi November 13, 2023 at 2:01 PM - Reply

      Nope! It was just a color thing to me, and that yellow crust is plenty of color! You’ll love it!

  18. Velva-Evening With A Sandwich November 14, 2023 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    Chef Mimi, I would totally enjoy this galette. I just need a salt and a glass of wine and I would be set. As always, thanks for sharing.


    • Chef Mimi November 15, 2023 at 6:10 AM - Reply

      You are so welcome!!!

  19. Raymund November 15, 2023 at 6:05 PM - Reply

    The Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato Galette looks like a flavorful and visually stunning dish! The layers of seasoned chicken, sweet potato filling, and the seasonings contribute to a rich combination of flavors.

    • Chef Mimi November 16, 2023 at 6:11 AM - Reply

      This was really good. The crust was lovely and flavorful.

  20. Anonymous November 16, 2023 at 3:17 PM - Reply

    Wow, that is pretty involved! I can see why you took two days to do it… Like you, I think it could be simplified a bit. Definitely worth a try!

    • Anonymous November 16, 2023 at 3:18 PM - Reply

      It is so strange that I can comment sometime, but not others. So sorry! David

    • Chef Mimi November 16, 2023 at 4:03 PM - Reply

      Worth it, but it could definitely be simplified.

  21. Debra November 17, 2023 at 8:41 PM - Reply

    Wow! I’m just delighted at this recipe, Mimi. I love anything with sweet potatoes, and there’s so much here that tantalizes. My grandmother was born in Vardamon, Mississippi, the sweet potato capital of the world. I enjoy a sweet potato in any form, but you certainly elevate a humble potato into something delicious! 😉

    • Chef Mimi November 18, 2023 at 7:14 AM - Reply

      Oh interesting! I didn’t know that! You will enjoy this galette.

  22. Anonymous November 20, 2023 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    I love all of the flavors here, but especially the turmeric in the crust. Galettes are so much fun and so versatile. :-) ~Valentina

    • Chef Mimi November 20, 2023 at 6:54 PM - Reply

      Me, too! The crust is so pretty. Galettes are also easy, which is why I make them!

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