Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken CurrySlow Cooker Chicken Curry is full of root vegetables, chickpeas, green peas, and creamy coconut milk.  Tender chicken and curry, cumin, and cilantro add to the deliciousness of this easy dish.

You’ll love the Indian flavor, and feel like you are at a restaurant, but you can create this fabulous dish at home in the slow cooker. Once you step in the door following a long day out and about, you will be greeted with the heavenly smells coming from this nourishing curry dish, and it might just become a favorite. Serve it alone or over brown rice, or basmati rice.  It would even be delicious over soba (buckwheat) noodles.

*This recipe was contributed by Corelyn and Jennie from Garlic My Soul. They are East Coasters who moved West in hopes of adventuring along the Pacific coast, learning a bit about avocados and citrus, and enjoying year-round seventy degree weather. They started Garlic, My Soul in 2009 to bring real food into everyone’s kitchens and to empower anyone to cook anything they set their mind to. You can also find them on Facebook and Pinterest

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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Yields: 9 servings | Serving Size: 1-1/4 cups | Calories: 309 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 543 mg | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 18 g | SmartPoints: 11


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 4- 6 small red potatoes, cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3- 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, optional


Minimum slow cooker size: 5 Quarts

Mix together coconut milk, chicken stock, tomato paste, curry powder, salt, cumin, and cayenne. Add chicken breasts, onion, chickpeas, carrots, tomatoes, and potatoes. Cook on high for 4 hours. Add frozen peas, lemon juice, and fresh ginger during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Or, if you do not plan to serve right away add these last ingredients while the slow cooker is set to warm.


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20 Comments on "Slow Cooker Chicken Curry"

  1. Tammy  June 16, 2014

    This sounds delicious, as do all of your recipes here!

    Is the coconut that is listed in the ingredients the canned coconut milk or the coconut milk you can buy in the dairy section?

    • SkinnyMs  June 16, 2014

      Tammy, It is for the canned coconut milk. Look for the BPA-free cans, and if available, get those. The canned coconut milk is more condensed and much creamier.

  2. Tammy  June 17, 2014

    Okay, great! Thanks for such a timely response 😀

  3. grace  August 7, 2014

    Trying this tonight. Do you need to drain and rinse the chickpeas before adding to slow cooker?

    • SkinnyMs  August 8, 2014

      Grace, Yes, drain and rinse the chickpeas first:).

      • grace  August 8, 2014

        I made this last night for dinner. I have to tell you the house smelled amazing while it was cooking. It was so easy and turned out delicious! Definitely going to make this one again soon. Had plenty for leftovers too. Thank you for an amazing source for healthy recipes.

        • SkinnyMs  August 11, 2014

          Grace, You're welcome:)!

  4. Beth  November 15, 2014

    Would it be possible to cook on low for a longer duration?

    • SkinnyMs  November 17, 2014

      Beth, Yes you can cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  5. Connie  November 19, 2014

    Are the points without the rice? Can you use low fat coconut milk to lower points?

    • SkinnyMs  November 19, 2014

      Connie, Lite coconut milk from the can will work. Yes, the points are without the rice.

  6. Summer N.  January 12, 2015

    Do you add the tomato paste at the same time as the tomatoes?

    • SkinnyMs  January 14, 2015

      Summer, Mix it with the coconut milk and other ingredients.

  7. Rachael A  March 17, 2015

    I made this tonight and it was so delicious! Can't wait to have the leftovers!!

  8. Maggie Reilly  March 19, 2015

    made this tonight for my family (who are NOT excited about our new healthy eating initiative) and it was a hit! my brother and father went back for seconds and we still have leftovers for tomorrow. great recipe! thanks so much!

    • SkinnyMs  March 20, 2015

      Maggie, That is excellent! You're welcome so much!

  9. amy  July 12, 2015

    do you cook it with the cilantro or is that just a garnish?


    • SkinnyMs  July 13, 2015

      Yes, the cilantro is a garnish to be added just prior to serving.

  10. nicole  August 30, 2015

    you are ok to put the chicken in raw or should it be cooked first?

    • SkinnyMs  August 31, 2015

      Yes, add the chicken raw, but not frozen.


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