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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry - easiest EVER recipe

This healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry is SO incredibly easy. No browning, no preparation. Just leave it to bubble away and come home to the most delicious, creamy but light, coconut milk curry.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 325 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled and chopped, or frozen, ready prepared
  • 2 tsp Fresh ginger Peeled and grated, or use a ready prepared paste
  • 3 tbsp Medium curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 100 g Mango chutney
  • 400 ml Reduced fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Large Onion Peeled and very finely chopped, I use frozen ready prepared
  • 1 kg Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
Metric - Imperial


  1. Put everything APART FROM the Garam Masala into the slow cooker (crock pot). Give it a good stir.

  2. Put the lid on and cook on HIGH for 4 hour or LOW for at least 6 hours.

  3. When the chicken is tender and falling apart, gently shred it with two forks and stir in the Garam Masala. Mix well until everything is coated and softened in the sauce.

Recipe Notes

Thick/thin sauce?

This recipe makes quite a thin sauce, which I like as the shredded chicken kind of 'soaks' it up. If you're anxious to have a thick sauce, you have a couple of options:

  1. Use 300ml of Coconut milk instead of the full can.
  2. Or when cooked, if you feel that the sauce is too thin, pop 1 tbsp of cornflour into a mug or small bowl, take a ladle of sauce from the curry and mix until smooth with the cornflour. Pour BACK into the curry and stir through and heat through. It will thicken the sauce slightly. (Do NOT just put the cornflour straight in, it will go lumpy!)

If you're planning on reheating the curry, or freezing, definitely use the full amount and don't thicken as it will get thicker when you reheat it.


To finish:

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry - easiest EVER recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 514mg15%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.