Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe
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Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

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My husband and I love this yummy dish! It's a breeze to prepare in the slow cooker, and it tastes just like a meal you'd have at your favorite Indian or Thai restaurant. —Andi Kauffman, Beavercreek, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Raisins, shredded coconut and chopped unsalted peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional ingredients): 396 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.


  1. Place potatoes and onion in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on both sides.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, curry, garlic, bouillon, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Serve chicken and sauce with rice; sprinkle with green onions. Garnish with raisins, coconut and peanuts if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Curry Chicken in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p57

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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KimandTommy User ID: 7946929 241411
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016 Edited May. 23, 2016

"It was just ok, I probably won't make it again.

4 months later-for some reason I decided to give this another shot-still not that great. It looks really good in the picture but don't let it fool ya."

MYLEEMOO User ID: 8285274 222377
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"Delicious - but I doubled the sauce part as there was not enough liquid.

I halved the amount of curry powder as 4 tsp was too hot for me."

JohnnaL User ID: 8172570 220061
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Very full of flavor. I will make this again but will more then likely double for leftovers."

cindymarza User ID: 7391984 218805
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I doubled the sauce part of the recipe using the entire can on coconut milk, used carrots instead of potatoes and I added baby corn. I cubed the chicken before putting it in the crock pot. I also added cilantro to the toppings. Everyone enjoyed the meal and put it on the serve again list."

Olsenmeadowpark User ID: 7904156 217937
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"I followed this recipe exactly and crock potted it for 4.5 hours. It didn't look ANYTHING like the picture and had an odd taste. There was something off putting about serving potatoes over rice. Nothing to salvage here, so it went down the sink. First failed ToH recipe."

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 164847
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"This was great. I did add the whole can of coconut milk for extra sauce and 1 extra tsp. of curry powder. I will be making this again."

ewsonera User ID: 5356285 120776
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Excellent! Fine balance between the spices and the coconut milk. Loved the flavor. It was a smashing success at home."

mariak024 User ID: 7294125 98238
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Love this recipe! Only thing I changed was that I cubed the chicken after browning it and putting it in the crockpot for taste throughout. Also, I found that I had to double the coconut sauce ingredients to have enough. I will definitely make this again... the flavor is a real wow and would certainly impress dinner guests. I garnished with raisins, green onions and crushed peanuts and the plate looked like it came from a restaurant kitchen!"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 178846
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"Surprisingly this was sort of bland. I could taste the curry, but we all had to add salt to our plate. Would have been really bland without the nuts and almonds. This needed something. Maybe more salt upfront or maybe some cayenne."

[email protected] User ID: 5947940 183019
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I made this for dinner tonight. It was DELISH!!! I only used two chicken breasts and the full sauce recipe. I also used Sweet Potatoes and it was very good. I didn't use the crock pot because mine is too large. I cooked it in the oven at 250 for 2 1/2 hrs and it was perfect. We did sprinkle it with coconut and raisins and it was the perfect touch. Will definitely make this again! Thank you for a great recipe."

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