Two bowls of chicken curry with a white linen napkin and wooden-handled cutlery

Healthy slow cooker chicken curry

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Packed with aromatic spices like cumin, coriander and mild chilli, this slow cooker curry packs a punch in the flavour department and is gluten-free, too


Make this healthy slow-cooker chicken curry, then check out our healthy chicken tikka masala, healthy chicken curryhealthy chicken saag and more healthy chicken recipes.

Also take a look at our healthy slow cooker recipes and healthy curry recipes for more comforting dinner ideas.



  • ghee 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, finely diced
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • ground cumin 1½ tsp
  • mild chilli powder 1 tsp
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • ginger 15g, peeled and grated
  • chicken breast 600g, diced
  • chopped tomatoes 400g, fresh or canned
  • chickpeas 400g can, rinsed and drained
  • coriander a small bunch, roughly chopped
  • lime ½, juiced
  • steamed brown rice 600g, to serve
  • natural yogurt to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the ghee in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onion for 4-5 minutes, or until just softened.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the garlic, cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder and turmeric, and cook for a further minute until aromatic.

  • Step 3

    Transfer the onion mixture to the slow cooker and stir in the ginger and chicken along with the tomatoes and chickpeas. Season and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4 hours on low, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Once cooked, stir through half the coriander and all the lime juice. Season to taste. Serve with brown rice and a dollop of yogurt, and scatter the remaining coriander on top.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 551
  • Fat 13.5g
  • Saturates 4.4g
  • Carbs 59g
  • Sugars 6.8g
  • Fibre 8.4g
  • Protein 44.2g
  • Salt 0.2g