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Curry chicken, potatoes, carrots slow cooked in a fried curry sauce simmered in a rich homemade chicken broth and coconut milk.

Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main, Gluten Free, Paleo
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Indian


Curry chicken, potatoes, carrots slow cooked in a fried curry sauce simmered in a rich homemade chicken broth and coconut milk.


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  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed and fat trimmed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

For the curry sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons mild or sweet curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I used homemade, click here for the recipe.)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (substitute with coconut aminos for a gluten-free version of this recipe)

For the slow cooker:

  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and coat with cornstarch, set aside.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add curry powder, garam masala and turmeric and cooking until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  3. Stir in onions, jalapeño pepper, garlic, ginger, tomato paste and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until the onions are lightly browned and softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth into the skillet, scraping up any browned bits.
  5. Add soy sauce or coconut aminos. Stir well. Cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. Place potatoes and carrots in a 6-quart slow cooker, followed by the chicken.
  7. Pour the curry sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is tender.
  8. Let the cooking liquid settle for 5 minutes and remove fat from the surface using a big spoon. Stir in peas, tomatoes, coconut milk and cilantro. Let it stand until the peas and tomatoes are heated through, about 5 minutes or longer.
  9. Taste, season with salt and pepper if desired before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 602
  • Sugar: 7.1g
  • Sodium: 577mg
  • Fat: 19.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Protein: 71.6g
  • Cholesterol: 175mg
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