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This recipe for slow cooker chicken curry is absolutely delicious and so easy to make.  I promise that even your pickiest eaters will love it!

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry RecipeTo be honest, my husband and I are not very adventurous eaters. I tend to cook simple, safe, All-American meals. Homemade chicken pot pie, meatloaf, and lasagna are all in our regular rotation.

Sometimes I like to throw in a curve ball though [insert evil smile].

Last fall I ordered a chicken curry roll when we were out to dinner at a restaurant, and it made me think evil, adventurous cooking thoughts.

The chicken curry tasted delicious so I was pretty confident my husband (and our two young daughters) would eat it if I could get past his non-adventurous-eating roadblock. The curry melted in my mouth so it immediately made me think to try and replicate it in my slow cooker…and I have a thing for slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

This was my first attempt at making anything remotely like curry at home, and it was delicious!

I told my husband it was “sweet and spicy tomato chicken with peas.” He said it was great, ate seconds, and then packed leftovers for lunch the next day!


Slow Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Author: Kelly McNelis
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Cook fresh or freeze to cook later. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with pita bread, naan, or rice.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 13.5oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about one cup)
  • 2 cups of frozen peas
  • 14.5oz can of tomato sauce (about 1 3/4 cup)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  •  2 tablespoons curry powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine tomato sauce, garlic, honey, and seasonings. Set aside.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to your slow cooker. Cover with the tomato sauce/seasoning mixture.
  3. Cook on low 8 hours.

To Freeze and Cook Later

Combine all of the ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. When ready to cook, thaw overnight in your refrigerator and cook in your slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Since the Slow Cooker Chicken Curry cooks for the first time in your slow cooker, it won’t taste like leftovers!

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe

Question: How do you convince your husband and kids to try new foods?

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10 years ago

I like hearing new recipe ideas that are easy but don’t taste simple, I think I’ll enjoy this website. =)

Simmy J.
Simmy J.
6 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

Great recipe! Only thing is that the coconut milk splits after being so long in slow cooker. I found adding it in the last 30 mins gives a better result 🙂 thx for recipe

10 years ago

Kelly, I love to see all your recipes! I’m currently studying in college and seeing these wonderfully sounding dishes that can be easily prepped is perfect for me as a college student (and leftovers are a bonus!). I actually am studying psychology, so that’s another great thing to see you involved in as well. I am impressed by your busy life you lead. It sounds like you have a lot on your “plate”, but I am glad to hear that there are women like you out there who are finding a way to balance both family and a career. Thanks… Read more »

10 years ago

I had bookmarked this recipe over on the fit for moms blog & it seems the page is down. Can u share it here? I love it.

10 years ago

I’m so pleased to find this recipe here. Like Kera, I followed the link from your page to fitformums mums, but it no longer works. Thanks for posting it here. I love the recipe, it’s more spicy than curry field,

10 years ago

That should read curryfied and it was Michelle not Kera!

9 years ago

We have a large family so I add a few veggies to the this ridiculously awesome recipe. I add a few carrots, peeled and cut into stew sized chunks, a couple potatoes peeled and cut into big bite sized pieces, and about half way through I add some cauliflower. My family LOVES this! I serve it with rice and home made flat bread. 😀