Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

IMG_3495eThe other day I was really craving Chicken Curry and rather than spending 45 minutes in the car round-trip, going to my favorite Thai place to pick some up, I decided to make it myself.  Last week I made a batch of Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup) so I figured that I had all the necessary ingredients in the house.  I knew the flavor that I was going for so I put on my chefs hat and used all my creative juices and made this recipe up as I went along.  Something unusual for me though, I decided to use a slow cooker which I generally don’t like using but it worked perfectly, the chicken was tender and the sauce, well it was absolutely divine with a perfect balance of spicy, hot, creamy, sweet and sour.  I’m glad that I kept track of the measurements as I went along because I will be making this curry again…and in the crockpot because it was sooooo easy!  

IMG_3498eSlow Cooker Chicken Curry

In a large skillet heat the oil until hot and then add the minced onion.  Sauté until the onion is caramelized.  Add the chicken, caramelized onion, minced garlic, Thai chili peppers, grated ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, Kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, tomato paste, palm sugar and coconut milk to a slow cooker and stir to mix well.  Cook on low for five hours.   Once the curry has finished cooking, stir in the lime juice and the yogurt. 



  1. Why on earth don't you like using the slow cooker? I have several favorite recipes for the slow cooker and I love dumping in the ingredients early in the day and having a delicious meal ready at dinner time.

  2. I've made some great dishes in the slow cooker but have found it doesn't always work so well for curries. I'll have to try again though as this looks gorgeous.

  3. What a beautiful chicken curry. The color is absolutely gorgeous (especially in contrast to your pretty light blue bowl!) And that this is made in the slow cooker is even better! I look forward to trying this! : )

  4. Oh myy goodness! This sounds incredible! I love the cheesy bacony topping over the buffalo'd up chicken and potatoes - which would be amazing all by itself but you just took this dish to the next level! Yum!!


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