Deliciously tender chicken thighs slow cooked with spices and finished off with some coconut milk, this Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk will be your next chicken dinner that is a winner!
The idea for this slow cooker chicken curry came into my head when a very dear friend asked if I had a recipe for a chicken curry in a crock pot. I said no. That is when I started thinking that I always used my slow cooker for things like beans and lentils, that take time to cook or for soups, because that is what first comes to your mind when you think of slow cooker. At least, my mind. I have once made a dessert and that’s it. I haven’t really tried to use the slow cooker for something that I would otherwise make on the stove top, just so that it makes my life easier and that I don’t have to stand in the kitchen the entire time and cook it.
I am so glad you asked me about this recipe, Mona and I am even more glad I attempted at one!
It is very similar to the Easy Chicken Curry recipe, with all the ingredients pretty much the same, except for the coconut milk except that here I just have to put them all in the slow cooker and set it to cook and I can step out, go exercise, take a nap, whatever I want to do and the curry will cook all by itself! I just check the crock pot after a couple of hours and add the coconut milk to it and give it a stir. That is pretty much the only step I have to do. It is that easy, you guys!
I hope these step by step pictures for how to make this Chicken Curry in the Slow Cooker helps when you make this yourself.
If you love chicken curry with coconut milk, do check this Kerala Style Chicken Stew in Coconut Milk. It is a much milder version and is a crowd favorite!
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk – The Recipe
- 1 ½ lbs chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ tsp garam masala
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- salt, to taste
- 1 can, 13.5 oz, coconut milk
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Add all the ingredients except the coconut milk and cilantro to the slow cooker. Give it a quick mix and set the slow cooker to high. Cook for 2- ½ hours.
Add the coconut milk, mix well and let it cook for another hour.
Garnish with cilantro and set it to warm setting till it is time to serve. Serve with rice or chapatis.
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
- Add all the ingredients except the coconut milk and cilantro to the slow cooker. Give it a quick mix and set the slow cooker to high. Cook for 2- ½ hours.
- Add the coconut milk, mix well and let it cook for another hour.
- Garnish with cilantro and set it to warm setting till it is time to serve. Serve with rice or chapatis.