Coconut milk chicken with rice for a healthy lunch.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry that is made with coconut milk and easy to find ingredients!! It is naturally gluten free makes a delicious lunch or dinner when served with rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 330 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp. curry powder mild
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 15-oz. cans coconut milk lite or full fat
  • 1 cup water optional
  • 2 tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium sweet onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Rice cooked
  • Cilantro optional
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #6


  1. In a small bowl combine curry powder, turmeric, coriander, salt and sugar. Toss to combine.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
  3. Add coconut milk (and water if milk is thick).  Make sure to lift up the chicken breasts to prevent the chicken from burning.

  4. Add butter, garlic, and the bowl of seasoning ingredients. Stir the liquid to incorporate the seasonings.
  5. Add sweet potatoes and onions. Stir to combine.
  6. Cover slow cooker and set to Low for 6-8 hours, or High for 4-6 hours.
  7. Check on curry during the last hour of cooking and stir the ingredients if the curry is starting to stick to the sides.
  8. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred it with a fork. Place chicken back into the slow cooker for the remaining time.
  9. Turn off slow cooker and let rest for at least 20 minutes before serving.  This will help thicken up the sauce.  Serve chicken curry with jasmine rice and additional cilantro, if desired, and enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #6.

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Recipe Notes

*Nutritional info is calculated with "lite" coconut milk and no rice.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1067mg46%
Potassium 636mg18%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 12750IU255%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.