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

Healthy slow cooker chicken curry

Published: June 21, 2021 at 11:08 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Gluten free
  • Healthy

Make this healthy slow-cooker chicken curry, then check out our healthy chicken tikka masala, healthy chicken curry, healthy 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.


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