Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

My sister actually came across this recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry a few years ago and it has been a favourite ever since. 

We do eat a lot of Jamaican style curry when my husband cooks, and when I cook curry I tend to go with a more Asian style. 

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

This recipe is a nice break from the usual curry for us and is easy to put together quickly on rushed days. 

I do think the flavour is reminiscent of a Canadianised Butter Chicken more than a traditional curry though – very tasty!  We always serve over rice.

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

The original recipe called for 10 bone-in chicken thighs, and I do normally enjoy my Jamaican style curry with dark meat but I’ve found that this recipe goes much better with the white meat. 

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

You could also swap the cream cheese for 3/4 of Coconut milk, heavy cream, sour cream or plain yogourt. The salsa can be swapped for a can of tomatoes.

It’s easy to adapt if you are missing an ingredient and don’t want to run to the store without having to sacrifice on flavour.

You can also cook this on the stovetop like a traditional curry. Dice your chicken breasts. Heat your pan, add some oil, and toast your curry spices. Add in the onion and chicken and stir often until cooked. Stir in the remaining ingrediets and heat for 2-3 minutes.

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

 

Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
  2. 1 jar (650 mL) thick and chunky salsa
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 2 Tbsp. yellow curry powder
  5. 1/2 cup (1/2 of 250-g tub or stick) Cream Cheese
Directions:
  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Combine next 3 ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
  3. Stir in cream cheese, and place lid back on for another 15 minutes before giving it a final stir and serving.
  4. Serve with rice.
 

Tip: The heat of your salsa will affect the heat of the curry. I prefer Medium salsa with this recipe as Hot overpowers the curry flavour. Mild might be good if you have children who do not like spicy heat.

**The chicken will shred when you stir in the cream cheese, if you do not like that then remove the chicken to a platter before stirring in cream cheese into the sauce.

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

5 from 3 votes
Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins
 
A super easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry recipe
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half
  • 1 jar thick and chunky salsa 650 mL
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp . curry powder
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese 1/2 of 250-g tub or stick
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine next 3 ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
  3. Stir in cream cheese, and place lid back on for another 15 minutes before giving it a final stir and serving.
  4. Serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

Tip: The heat of your salsa will affect the heat of the curry. I prefer Medium salsa with this recipe as Hot overpowers the curry flavour. Mild might be good if you have children who do not like spicy heat.
**The chicken will shred when you stir in the cream cheese, if you do not like that then remove the chicken to a platter before stirring in cream cheese into the sauce.

 

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe is super easy to throw together and full of great flavour. This is a super easy family dinner recipe!

57 thoughts on “Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry

  1. WOW – This is too funny. My dad used to make Curry Chicken, as he one day found it in a recipe book, Bang it was a hit! I however never knew how to make it, as it seemed like so much work, I was surprised by this post and super excited at the same time, This is going to be a must try and boy oh boy it sure does Look easy to make. Thank you so so much for this post! I will be sure to keep you posted on how it turns out. I will also ask my dad his way of making it so you can have a couple different ideas too. Thanks so much again =)
    Stacy

  2. We’re pretty big curry fans in this house. Never did curry in the slow cooker though….ya got me curious enough. Adding it to the grocery list! I’m not a fan of cream cheese, so I’ll be swapping it for coconut milk.

  3. Always on the look out for tasty slow cooker recipes. This looks good, though I would like to see if we can up the spicy a bit.

  4. Just want you to know that I tried this recipe and it was fabulous. I also place chopped hard boiled egg over the chicken when plating it. Thanks for the great slowcooker recipe.

  5. I would love to try this recipe. It seems so easy and the ingredients aren’t hard to find at the grocery store.

  6. OHhh I am so glad to have found this recipe!! My husband loves curry chicken but I have never gotten the hang of it to suit him. This recipe has few ingredients and can make it ahead of time in the crock is perfect. Can’t wait to try my next meal with this one. It looks fantastic and I can almost even taste it looking at the pics !!

    1. I like to use Old El Paso Medium Thick N’ Chunky Salsa. I don’t think it is as good when you use a smoother Salsa.

      1. You said earlier that you use a full can of coconut milk. I’m making this for the first time and don’t want to ruin the recipe. Will you clarify the amount used, please? Thanks.

  7. I just put all of this in a crockpot it should be ready for dinner tonight …. I hope it comes out right thanks im 27 and trying to learn new things to cook this was very simple for me as iam a college student and used to fast food … I got everything I needed for 13.00 as I already had the rice this is a good fulfilling meal on a college budget you’re awesome…

  8. Hi! I’m relatively new to cooking so forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question lol. I bought some chicken and there’s two rather large chicken breasts that total weigh about 1.8 lbs. Is that about equal to how much chicken you use in this recipe??

  9. I just made this for the first time for my partner and me. I was sceptical as the ingredients were not what I would expect to put in a curry. I have to say it was absolutely gorgeous. My partner had 2 helpings and said it’s his favourite meal. 😊

  10. If I’m using coconut milk do I still put it at the end or is ok to put it in at the beginning with the rest of the ingredients?

    1. Yes, I would still put it in at the end. Even when I am making normal, stove top curry, the coconut milk goes in last minute.

  11. Wow. Looks tasty!
    What kind of tomato can would be?
    The one with full tomatoes or the soup ones?
    Thank you very much for this! πŸ™‚

  12. I made this today and it was spectacular and jokingly easy. First time using a crock pot, I had a baby this past year and needed to find practical ways to make dinner. I used the trader joes brand of chunky salsa and the cream cheese. Had brown rice and steamed green beans on the side. Excited for the leftovers! Thanks for sharing.

  13. When you say Coconut Milk do you mean Cream of Coconut. Coconut milk is thin and has little taste where cream of coconut is thicker and has a sweet coconut taste.

  14. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight in my Instant Pot! I threw everything in (except the cream cheese) for 15 minutes, then mixed in the cream cheese. SO easy and fast! Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    I made this tonight! I ended up adding another tablespoon of medium heat curry powder, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly! Turned out great! Cheap to make and very tasty. I’ll be making this again

  16. Have you ever switched chicken out for turkey breasts for something like this? I make a lot of chicken dinners and i try to change out with turkey. We try not to eat a lot of beef.
    Would it work?

  17. Okay, I am not known to be a great cook. (My family teases me that I know when supper is ready when the smoke alarm goes off – even though it has been 6+ years).
    Until yesterday, 6/14/18, I had NEVER made nor attempted anything Indian in my life mainly because anything I had tasted that was Indian with curry in it did not please my taste buds.
    We were having a dinner where we were hosting people talking about India, so I looked on Pinterest. The cream cheese here peaked my interest. LOVE THIS RECIPE . . .
    1.) Easy 2.) Simple Ingredients 3.) It was devoured and my non-curry eaters asked me to make it again 4.) No chance for smoke alarms going off.

  18. 5 stars
    I have been craving Indian food, so I decided to make my own. This recipe is Awesome! I’m not a cook by any means, 5 ingredients and less is my best. The aroma while cooking smelt soo good. It was so easy to put together. Thank You for sharing!!! I definitely recommend it and I will definitely make it again.

  19. 5 stars
    I just made this meal for my husband and I for dinner and for meal prep. Let me just say, WHAT A HIT!! The flavor is so so good and not over powering. I used mild salsa (since my husband isn’t big on spicy) and it was perfect. Delish, creamy, filling without feeling bloated after. Thanks for creating this!!

  20. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe 3 times now. So good. We love it with rice and we eat the leftovers with nachos and sour cream. Yum

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