Serve this fragrant slow cooker chicken curry with our pilau rice or naan bread. Also check out our chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, chicken korma and more chicken curry recipes. We've also got plenty more slow-cooker ideas such as our slow cooker beef curry and slow-cooker beef bourguignon.

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Slow cooker chicken curry recipe


  • 600g chicken thigh fillets, quartered
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • coriander, a handful of leaves, chopped
  • cooked rice, to serve
  • roti or naans, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker to high. Put all the ingredients except the coriander, rice and breads in the slow cooker. Stir well, then put on a lid and cook for 4 hours. Season, stir in the coriander and serve with rice and breads.

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