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An easy chicken curry recipe with a yellow curry sauce that was made in the slow cooker and served with white rice and cilantro.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry is made with coconut milk, chicken breasts, an easy curry powder seasoning blend and sweet potatoes.  This Crock-Pot Indian curry is healthy, dairy-free, and gluten-free.  It makes a quick and easy weeknight 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 356 kcal


  • 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
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled, cut into ½ to 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • Rice cooked
  • Cilantro optional
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #6


  1. Whisk together curry powder, turmeric, coriander, salt and sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Pour all but 1 cup of coconut milk into the bottom of a 6-quart Crock-Pot.  Reserve remaining coconut milk until after curry is done cooking.

  3. Add butter, garlic, and the seasoning ingredients. Stir to incorporate the seasonings.

  4. Place chicken breasts into the slow cooker, making sure to submerge them in the liquid.

  5. Add sweet potatoes and onions. Stir to combine.
  6. Cover slow cooker and set to Low for 5-6 hours, or High for 4-5 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. Shred chicken using two forks during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

  9. Pour in reserved 1 cup of coconut milk. Stir until well combined.

  10. 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 basmati 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 356 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 932mg41%
Potassium 758mg22%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 12822IU256%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.