Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew

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This slow cooker curried chicken stew uses simple ingredients and a hands-off technique to make a thick, savory result that's packed with flavor.

It may not look like much, but this Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew is something that I’ve made again and again. Each iteration a little different, because why not when it’s such a simple formula? The delight is in the tweaking.  

I paired it with rice, here, but if you’re avoiding grains then, by all means, enjoy it with some caulirice, heaped in a roasted bell pepper, or simply by itself.   

This slow cooker curried chicken stew uses simple ingredients and a hands-off technique to make a thick, savory result that's packed with flavor.
This slow cooker curried chicken stew uses simple ingredients and a hands-off technique to make a thick, savory result that's packed with flavor.

All that’s required for this is layering raw chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker, heaping simple ingredients on top, finishing with a generous topping of spices. Voila! Rich, savory, effortless chicken stew is yours only four hours later.

P.S. Don’t skip the cilantro, lime, and chili flakes. It really brings a wonderful finishing twist to the stew!

This slow cooker curried chicken stew uses simple ingredients and a hands-off technique to make a thick, savory result that's packed with flavor.
This slow cooker curried chicken stew uses simple ingredients and a hands-off technique to make a thick, savory result that's packed with flavor.

Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew

PinShareTweet517 SharesIt may not look like much, but this Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew is something that I’ve made again and again. Each iteration a little different, because why not when it’s such a simple formula? The delight is in the tweaking.   I paired it with rice, here, but if you’re avoiding grains then, by all means, enjoy it with some caulirice, heaped in a roasted bell pepper, or… Whole30 Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew European
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1 6-oz can of tomato paste
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Layer the chicken things in a slow cooker. Heap the chopped sweet potatoes and onion on top.
  2. Whisk together the coconut milk, cashew butter, tomato paste, minced garlic, curry powder, salt and cayenne. Pour over the chicken and vegetables.
  3. Gently toss the ingredients together to ensure they are evenly-coated.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Ladle into bowls, and top with a squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and chili flakes.

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16 comments

Heather February 26, 2014 - 10:13 pm

do you chop the cloves too or mince them or anything?

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Rachel February 27, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Heather, the garlic cloves should be smashed. I’ve corrected the recipe above!

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Pat March 13, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Is it tasty ?

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Rachel March 13, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Pat, the taste is the best part. 🙂

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Angie September 24, 2014 - 1:54 am

Amazingly easy recipe, and what a great way to get a good dose of turmeric. Your photography is gorgeous by the way!

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Debbie June 24, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Hi does this recipe include crushed tomatoes? If so how much? A 28 oz can is what I am using now. But was confused since it’s not listed in ingredients. Thanks!

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Grok Grub June 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm

Debbie, sorry for the confusion. I’m in the process of tweaking the recipe! It’s delicious with chopped tomatoes, but a 28 oz can is too much… try half that. 🙂

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Jon November 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm

This looks great. I’m going to make it tonight. I may add some New or Yukon Gold potatoes.

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Jon November 1, 2015 - 8:19 pm

I had always thought I needed a bigger slow cooker. Now, I know I need one.

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Grok Grub November 2, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Huge slow cookers ftw!

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Grok Grub November 2, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Yummmmmm, how did it turn out?

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Jon December 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Sorry about the delayed response. It turned out great, it’s now at least a once a month meal, great for those Sundays. Don’t have to worry about a whole lot of prep. and clean up, just good food.

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