Chicken curry in the crockpot

A few weeks ago I hosted a dinner and my contribution was a batch of curry.  It needed to be something that could cook while I was out of the house, so I trolled through recipes online and combined several of them to come up with this.

(I can’t remember the actual sites I went to, but I’m sure that if you Google “curry in the crockpot” or something like that, you’ll end up with about the same list I had.  🙂 )

The curry was a hit with the guests, and I enjoyed the leftovers  that I ate for the next week, too.  🙂  I’m sure it could be made on the stove top, too, instead of in a crockpot, and the texture of the sauce might be better that way.

One of the recipes I looked at suggested adding peas during the last 30 minutes of cooking, and I’m sure that there are other delicious options, too.

Ingredients Group 1:

  • 2 cans coconut milk (about 14-15 oz. each)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and chopped, optional)

Ingredients Group 2:

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, cubed
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Combine the first set of ingredients for the sauce in the crockpot and mix well.
  2. Add the chicken and garbanzo beans.
  3. Add the veggies, putting the carrots in first, followed by the cauliflower. Let them sit on top of the other ingredients to steam.
  4. Cook on high 4-6 hours. (I cooked mine 6 hours and it needed every bit of that time to cook the carrots.)
  5. Stir carefully to combine the veggies with the sauce and serve over basmati or jasmine rice.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds as a really tasty dish! Someday I will try… Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amy says:

    I love curry! I’d taken to making it in my rice cooker because I’m a lazy, but it’s cooked the high-ho-heck out it it.

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