This Slow Cooker Curry Chicken with Potatoes has all kinds of amazing flavor and texture and is a perfect weeknight dinner idea.
This curry chicken will quickly become a family favorite and you’ll be making it over and over again.
Getting back into the swing of cooking regular weeknight meals after the holidays is always a challenge for me and I have found that using my slow cooker is a perfect way to ease back into it. I only have to think about it in the morning and then I’m good to go the rest of the day and dinner is ready when we are! Slow Cooker Curry Chicken has quickly become a favorite at our house.
I first made it for a potluck lunch my husband was having at work over the holidays and I’ve made it two more times since then in the last couple of weeks. One of my goals here on the blog is to provide you with at least one easy dinner time recipe each week. After cooking dinner for a family for over 35 years I know what a struggle it can be but also how important it is to eat dinner together as a family and the first step to that is having a collection of good, delicious family friendly recipes. I hope that you will always find a surplus of those here on the blog.
This curry chicken has a nice mild curry flavor and uses red curry paste. I experimented with a couple of different brands and found that this one is my favorite Thai Red Curry Paste. You will find it in the Asian aisle of the grocery store. If you think you don’t like curry, give this a try, you might be surprised.
One of my favorite parts of this dish is the crunch and texture the peanuts give it. When I was at the store, I wasn’t paying close enough attention I guess and I just grabbed a can of peanuts and it wasn’t until I got home and was opening it to put into the curry chicken that I realized they were honey roasted peanuts. I used them anyway and I liked the little bit of sweetness it gave the dish! So use roasted or honey roasted!
I always serve my curry chicken over rice because the rice soaks up all the yummy gravy that is formed while it cooks. I also used chicken thighs but chicken breasts will also work.
A few of my other favorite slow cooker dinner ideas include this yummy Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Mexican Beef. It was 2017 most popular recipe here on the blog! This Slow Cooker Maple Pulled Pork is always a hit. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili and Slow Cooker Greek Chicken are both great ways to put that slow cooker to use.
My favorite kitchen items I used to make SLOW COOKER CURRY CHICKEN WITH POTATOES:
SLOW COOKER – My favorite one is the classic, the Rival CrockPot. In fact, I love it so much I own three of them. Two 6 qt and one 4 qt.
CROCK POT LINER BAGS – These liner bags are a life saver and make clean up so much easier and faster! Stock up on them!
THAI CURRY PASTE – After experimenting with several brands I found we liked the flavor of this one the most.
HOLIDAY SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK – For more delicious slow cooker recipes check out my new cookbook – 100 recipes!
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry and Potatoes Recipe
This Slow Cooker Curry Chicken with Potatoes has all kinds of amazing flavor and texture and is a perfect weeknight dinner idea. This will quickly become a family favorite and you'll be making it over and over again.
- 14 oz. can of coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup Thai Red Curry Paste
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger minced
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 4-5 red potatoes skinned and quartered
- 2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- cilantro for garnish
Mix together coconut milk, water, curry paste, sugar, fish sauce, ginger and lemon juice
Add chicken and potatoes into slow cooker and cover with sauce
Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Salt to taste.
Break chicken into smaller pieces. I don't shred it. Add in peanuts and serve over rice. Garnish with cilantro
adapted from Food Network Magazine.
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