Tender Chicken Curry in the Crock Pot

I had no intention of posting this recipe. Honestly, I just threw this recipe together this morning hoping it would turn out for dinner. It was a cold January day and I was in the mood for a meal that had a little kick to it. I crave warm spices in the winter months.
Turmeric, found in curry powder, is an anti-inflammatory and is surprisingly high in iron. Both onions and garlic are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and have antibacterial and antiviral properties. I love cayenne pepper and ginger because they are known to boost immunity and help fight off the flu.
My husband raved about this dish. He told me I must post it. It really was quite tasty and I will definitely be making it again because it was soo easy to make!
Add to Crock Pot:
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can coconut milk (I use this brand because the cans are BPA free)
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. curry powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 jar tomato paste
1/2 piece of fresh ginger, sliced
2 tsp. Herbamare
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
juice of 1 lime
pepper to taste
Pour coconut milk, vegetable broth and olive oil into the base of the crock pot. Next place the chicken, onion, ginger, spices, Herbamare, pepper and lime juice into the crock pot. Use a large spoon, to thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
Serve hot over rice.
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  1. That sounds absolutely delicious! I think I'll make that for dinner this weekend and add in some cauliflower and chickpeas. 🙂 Thank you for the recipe, Laura. So far, everything I've tried from your site has been a hit in my home.


  2. Hi There Laura,

    Okay, I need to get myself a crock pot ASAP! This recipe looks so delicious! Don't you just love it when things work out. This one's a keeper for sure. And I just love all the ingredients! Great job Laura. 🙂


  3. That would be a lovely addition to the meal Maureen. I think I will try adding in cauliflower and chickpeas as well. Thank you for your sweet words!

    You'll love a crock pot Amber–makes life with kids a little easier!

  4. I'm going to pin it and try it!! Thanks for the post!

  5. this is one of the chicken recipes that I love!

  6. I love it when a dish randomly turns out to be delicious…such a happy surprise! I love all of these spices…I know they must make this superb.

  7. We love curry dishes, but I can never get them to work out right. What is the secret? I have made probably a couple dozen curry recipes over the years and none of them have ever turned out like they should, and most are bland! I'll give your recipe a try 🙂 I love the crockpot ease of it. The ingredients seem to be a little different than what I remember using in the past. I'm excited to try again!

  8. I love the crock pot but for some reason I never use it for curry! Next time I will for sure. Maybe it will be a curry night tonight! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  9. This sounds very good 🙂 Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  11. Thanks for this post,These days I try to learn some crock pot recipes,still I use it for soups only.I will try this…
    Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek Fiesta

  12. Would love for you to come share this recipe too at my wed famous linkz party!

    @ http://www.made-famous-by.com

  13. I need to get that slow cooker out. This is how I cook and when you put good stuff in, it usually comes out great. The combo of spices, lime and coconut milk sound perfect for a cold snowy day.

  14. We just love Chicken Curry and your recipe in the Crock Pot looks awesome. We would really enjoy it. Hope you have a wonderful week and Special Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. I love recipes like this – the recipes one 'throws together' always seem to be the ones the family likes best! Thank you for sharing this delicious chicken curry with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  16. This sounds so good! I am always looking for "real food" slow cooker recipes and this one sounds especially delicious! Thanks for sharing this with the hearth and Soul Hop.

  17. Ooo- looks so awesome! I wish coconut didnt cause me trouble because I really would love to try that…

  18. Hi There Laura,

    Just a note to let you know I shared your awesome dinner/main dish inspired recipe on my monthly recipe round-up. If you get a chance, come on over and check out the other dinner ideas ranging from meat-based to vegan.


    Dinner is served ya’ll!


  19. Thank you so much Amber!


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