Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Prep Time
Cook Time
5h 10m
Ready In

"We have always loved Basmati rice, since we were introduced to curries we often serve it topped with spicy chicken. Clipped this great tasting recipe for both chicken thighs or chicken legs awhile back. So good and so easy, prep, pop in a slow cooker and you have a super meal on the days you don't have time to spend in the kitchen. Like many curry lovers I am generous in the adding of my Curry Powder and at times add in pepper flakes."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (317.7 g)
  • Calories 508.1
  • Total Fat - 41.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 111.1 mg
  • Sodium - 103.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 21.1 g
  • Calcium - 43.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season and rub chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat, brown chicken on both sides place in slow cooker. (When I do chicken and meats I like to use my oval slow cooker so as to have most of the meat layered on the bottom).

Step 2

Drain off extra fat from pan, add in onion, garlic and ginger, saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add in curry powder, cook for 1 minute.

Step 3

Stir in tomatoes, coconut milk, and brown sugar.

Step 4

In small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in lime juice, stir into the coconut tomato mixture simmer 1 minute. Pour over chicken.

Step 5

Cook on low for 4 - 5 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with Basmati rice

Step 6

Offer little bowls of chopped cilantro, parsley and sliced green onion to garnish and add extra flavour. (I am generous with the snipped greens).


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


I used two leg quarters and 3 breasts. I used one tablespoon of curry ( the mild kind). Next time I would use two. It makes a lot. Thanks, Gerry. I made this for What's on the Menu? In Food, Friends, and Fun.


(26 Mar 2022)


I only had 4 chicken thighs but otherwise made as written using only 1 T curry powder (mild) and also used the lemon juice option. Served over rice for a wonderful meal. Thanks for sharing! Made this again but this time I didn't have all the ingredients so improvised. Instead of the canned tomatoes I used 2 cups tomato juice and I was also out of curry power, so used 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp turmeric and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. I added one green pepper. I also shredded the chicken and used over rice. Delicious both times! Thanks for sharing!


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(28 Jan 2022)


I cut up a whole chicken into 10 pieces and followed as per recipe and at the 4 hour mark my chicken was beautifully cooked so put on warm, even the DH said he was surprised that the chicken breasts were not dry and we both enjoyed the flavour of the mild creamy curry (though I had to use coconut cream as I did not have a can of coconut milk and I used a hot Madras curry powder). Thank you Gerry for a great and satisfying dinner, made for Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


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(30 Apr 2018)


Great curry and one I will have again most definitely! I didn't use the cilantro and subbed parsley instead and subbed Brown Sugar Twin to keep the sugar down. Very enjoyable over Zoodles (zucchini noodles). Thank you for this lovely recipe Gerry! Linda


(13 Nov 2015)


Delicious curry recipe. That bit of lime juice gives this recipe a little special something. I cut the recipe in half and am sorry that I did.I would have loved to have this again tonight for dinner. I had some tomatoes that needed using so used them instead of canned tomatoes. The cilantro was chopped and sitting on the counter and after dinner it was still sitting on the counter - I completelt forgot to add it. I will be making this recipe again and won't forget it next time. Thanks Gerry for a lovely dinner.


review by:
(27 May 2014)


This is a great tasting curry chicken recipe. I used boneless, skinless thighs and they turned out nice and tender. I did not use the cilantro as I was out. Thanks for sharing this here Gerry.


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(16 Feb 2014)

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