Monday, July 26, 2010

Crockpot Chicken Curry

So I've only made chicken curry a couple times in my life. One of the times I decided to try someone else's recipe which called for adding garbanzo beans to it. Bad idea. I really don't like the texture of garbanzo beans (unless they're in hummus or falafel) as they're much firmer than other members of the legume family.

Anyhow, I've come up with a chicken curry that is crazy simple and works really well for me when I know I'm going to have a busy day.

In a crockpot, place cubed chicken, onion, curry powder, ground ginger and a dash of ground cayenne pepper.

If cutting raw chicken is difficult or super disgusting to you, pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes before you need to slice it. This will make it firm up a bit and be less...well...slimy.

Add in half a can of coconut milk (about 3/4 c.)

Stir. Cover your slow cooker and cook the chicken on low for 5 hours.

Serve chicken over rice and enjoy!

My husband really liked it this way and ended up going back for seconds.

Crockpot Chicken Curry (printable recipe)
Serves 4

2 lbs. boneless chicken breast or chicken thighs, cut into 1/2" - 1" chunks.
1/2 onion, chopped
2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Dash ground cayenne pepper
1/2 can coconut milk, about 3/4 cup

Stir the coconut milk as it usually separates in the can. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and set to low for 4-5 hours. Serve chicken curry over rice. Garnish with a bit of sliced green onions, if desired.


  1. Ok, where in the grocery store do you find coconut milk?

  2. It's in the ethnic aisle/section of the grocery store, right in the middle of all the Asian foods.

  3. I love curry chicken. Thanks for the recipe. I wonder if my hubby would tolerate the coconut milk or if I'd have to substitute...

  4. @ CrazyMom - The coconut milk actually gives it a really subtle flavor; it's hard to tell that it's coconut milk and not cream. Hope that helps a bit!

  5. This looks delicious and so easy! Good tip on freezing the chicken to decrease the gross out factor of cutting raw chicken!

  6. This looks so good! I don't think we have coconut milk here, tho. Might have to try shredded coconut somehow.

    I know what I'll be making tonight.


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