Come home to a flavorful and delicious Crock Pot Chicken Curry. Throw all your ingredients into your slow cooker and enjoy a spice-filled dinner that pairs perfectly with rice! It's incredible how good this is!
Other easy slow cooker chicken recipes include Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken and Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.
There’s nothing easier than throwing a few simple ingredients in your crockpot in the morning and coming home to a spice-filled dinner! This Crock Pot Chicken Curry is just the way to do that. Add some rice, and you have a complete meal!
Healthy Crock Pot Recipes are our thing!!
Even the kids think this a great-tasting meal, especially if there’s naan involved. You know, that deliciously soft and pillowy Indian-style flatbread.
There’s something so satisfying about the flavor of this Indian dish that simmers all day - and the way it thickens into a nice curry sauce that pairs perfectly with brown or jasmine rice.
And oh, man, is the chicken tender.
We've also been crushing on white sweet potatoes, and this recipe has them, too!
If you're a fan of slow-cooked chicken in the crockpot, Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken and Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken are must-try recipes!
Can you make chicken curry in your slow cooker?
Yes! The making of the chicken curry is easy. Place your ingredient in the crockpot, then stir. Then, the chicken, potatoes, onions, and spices cook throughout the day, and the finished dish is a fantastic
It took a few tries, but now everyone in the family loves Chicken Curry over rice.
(Tip: have your kids try it more than once to get their taste buds used to it.)
We don’t know what it's like around your house, but finding recipes that the whole family will eat can be challenging. Making Healthy Crock Pot Recipes is even harder!!
So, bingo! Another one is added to the meal plan!
If you're new to slow cooking, definitely check out our Crock Pot Tips and Tricks!
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
So, you can definitely make Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk.
The coconut milk does separate while cooking, but if you mix it and then let it sit for about 20 minutes once it's finished cooking, it thickens back up nicely.
Thus, creating that wonderful sauce, I can't say enough about! It's incredible the next day, too!
How to Make Curry Chicken In the Crock Pot
Who doesn't like a good curry recipe?! We are happy we come up with one that works in the crockpot.
It's one of those go-to recipes that never fails.
Place all your spices, plus coconut milk, chicken broth, and fresh garlic, in your crockpot. Stir until combined.
Next, place your chicken in the crockpot, as well as the sweet potatoes and onions. Then, stir to coat with sauce. Now, add the butter.
Cover and cook your curry chicken in your slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it with two forks. Place the chicken back into the crock pot for the remaining cooking time.
Finally, turn off your crock pot, mix ingredients, and let rest for about 20 minutes before serving. This will help thicken the sauce.
Serve over rice and a side of naan. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice if desired.
How to Thicken the Sauce of Chicken Curry In Crock Pot
If you find the sauce in your curry isn't thick enough for you, here is a little tip to thicken it up.
Cornstarch is the most common thickening sauces and soups, but you can also use potato starch, arrowroot flour, tapioca flour, or rice flour.
Whisk together equal parts cornstarch and cold water. For this recipe, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk until there are no lumps and the starch is fully incorporated.
Then, put this into your curry liquid, let it cook for 5-10 minutes, and let it thicken.
Can You Put Coconut Milk In A Crock Pot
Yes, you can put coconut milk in the crockpot. For this recipe, we added it at the beginning and then gave it extra time at the end to thicken it back up.
Alternatively, you can add the coconut milk at the end of the cooking time, so it doesn't separate and stays thick.
Optional Add-ins for a Chicken Curry Recipe
- red bell peppers
- green beans
- regular potatoes
- Garbonzo Beans
Tips for Making Crock Pot Chicken Curry
- We prefer chicken thighs in this recipe because they're so juicy, but you could also use chicken breast.
- If you want to be sure your chicken is done. Use an Instant-read thermometer to check if the temperature is 165 degrees F.
- If you are a curry fan, up the curry to 4 tablespoons.
- We love putting this Chicken Curry over brown rice, Jasmine rice, and even quinoa. However, you could eat it without it as it has sweet potatoes.
- The cilantro garnish is completely optional.
- For reference, this recipe is made in a 6-quart crockpot.
We like the flavor of white sweet potatoes, but you can use traditional sweet potatoes as well.
Other Delicious Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Healthier Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
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Crock Pot Chicken Curry Recipe
- Crock Pot
- 2 - 2 ½ pounds chicken thighs (or breasts)
- 3 Tablespoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 15 oz can coconut milk (lite or full fat)
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 2 Tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
- 4 cups white sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 1 medium sweet onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
- Rice (cooked)
- Cilantro (chopped (optional))
- Place all your spices, plus coconut milk, chicken stock, and fresh garlic in your crock pot. Stir until combined.
- Place your chicken in the crock pot as well as sweet potatoes and onions. Stir to coat with sauce. Now, add the butter.
- Cover your slow cooker and set on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it with two forks. Place chicken back into the crock pot for remaining cooking time.
- Turn off your crock pot, mix ingredients, and let rest for about 20 minutes before serving. This will help thicken the sauce.
- Serve over rice and a side of naan.
- Use chicken thighs or breasts in this recipe.
- Letting the recipe rest for at least 20 minutes after cooking. This will help thicken the sauce.
- Serve with rice or naan.
More Crock Pot Recipes You'll Love
Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Healthy Crock Pot Turkey Chili
Healthier Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
Star Stivitts says
This is sooo good and easy!!! We love it. Still working on the kids though. Have you ever put in pineapple ?
Erin Henry says
Keep trying! Kids need to be exposed to new things several times before they like them 🙂 We have never tried pineapple, but the sweetness seems like it would be a good addition. Let us know how it goes!
Star Stivitts says
I meant to buy cubed pineapple which would probably do well in the crockpot adding flavor to the sauce but I accidentally bought crushed pineapple and I just stirred it into my personal plate of food. Ooooh yeahhhhh! It was sooo good. I highly recommend it
Erin Henry says
Thanks for letting us know, Star!
Trishia Filbrun says
Love this recipe! It is delicious, healthy & I love how versatile it is. Thank you so much for sharing!
Erin Henry says
Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Trishia! This is an easy recipe that we make over and over. Such good flavor!
Tamera Longe says
Absolutely loved this recipe, so I'm trying it again with raw shrimp and red curry. I have a couple of friends that don't eat meat. I'm really excited about trying this change, wish me luck!
Erin Henry says
So glad you loved it, Tamera! Let us know how it goes with the shrimp.
Jackie Arnold says
The crock pot curried chicken sounds delicious. When are you going to invite me to visit so you can make it for '!!me? Ha! I can't wait until this rotten Carona virus dissipates and we all can resume life as we once knew it. Make Brad give you a hug from me, and you do the same for him, and of course, all four of my grandchildren. I love you all. and miss you like crazy!!
Grandma Jackie, Mom.
Erin Henry says
This is one delicious recipe. We haven't made it in a while, but if you come and visit we definitely will put it on the menu. Love and hugs to you!
Laura Reese says
We loved this curry recipe. I have been looking for a way to make it in my crock pot. Thanks for the tips.
Erin Henry says
Awesome, Laura! So glad you like it! Thanks for the wonderful review.
This was a big hit! Definitely making it again soon.
This is the most delicious recipe ever! My whole family loved it, can't wait to make it again!
What a delicious slow cooker recipe! I could just imagine how yummy that chicken is soaking up all that curry and spices... mmm, mmm!
A comfort food recipe we all enjoy, Holly! Love the sauce with it's curry spice flavor!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
I adore curry and I love how easy this one is to make - and in the slow cooker too! Total dinner winner! (And YES to serving it with naan - yum!)
Yes! A total dinner winner for sure! We just love it's spice-filled flavor.