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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Easy slow cooker coconut curry chicken recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Full of coconut milk, Indian spices and lots of curry powder.
Yield: 4 People


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 cups Onion, Finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, Freshly grated
  • 3 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2-1 tsp Red chili flakes, Adjust according to your preference
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1.5-2 cups Coconut milk, Adjust according to your preference, Canned, Full fat
  • 1 pound Chicken breast, Cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch, Dissolved in 1 tbsp curry liquid


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger and saute until golden brown and onions are partially softened.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger and saute until golden brown and onions are partially softened.
  • Add curry powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili flakes and mix until aromatic. This takes about 30-40 seconds.
  • Transfer this curry base mixture into a crockpot (6 quart or larger).
  • Add tomato paste, coconut milk and mix until combined.
  • Add chicken cubes and mix until fully coated.
  • Cover and cook on High heat for 3-4 hours or Low heat for 5 hours until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove lid and mix in cornstarch slurry until evenly combined.
  • Let it rest uncovered for 15-20 minutes, which thickens the curry a little more.
  • Garnish with roughly chopped fresh cilantro and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 


Calories: 421kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 215mg, Potassium: 872mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 276IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Calories: 421
Author: Abeer Rizvi