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Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

ltning7 User ID: 3036357 183017
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"My husband thought the potatoes were apples the first time I made this, so ever since I've left out the potatoes and put in chopped apples and sweet potatoes. Very tasty!"

astrogea User ID: 7002188 183015
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I love this one. I do it all the time for my husband. I substitute the peanuts for cashews sometimes and is delicious. Great and easy to make."

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 98234
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"I wish I knew more about cooking so I would have been able to make more sauce and the shaved coconut was the only coconut I could taste. I enjoyed the raisins on top."

Nicki1803 User ID: 6815211 178844
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"I make this twice a month, absolutely love it. Veggies didn't come out mushy for me as other reviewer said. I add red bell pepper, cayenne, extra curry and full can of coconut milk for extra sauce and extra spice. Topping with cilantro and coconut makes the dish, wouldn't be the same without it.

So easy, so DELICIOUS...can't go wrong."

shannon.lagan User ID: 4649767 113158
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"GREAT recipe... personally added a bit more spice because I like more zing but husband and kids from teen to baby liked this... MAKE A DOUBLE recipe! Also, have made this in a pot for speed. Add a little more coconut milk or some water to help create enough sauce."

RX8RedHead User ID: 6742364 180674
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"This was a very easy recipe and I love Thai style curry chicken. Now I don't have to go out to my favorite Thai restaurant everytime I'm craving Coconut Curry chicken!"

Mamaorr User ID: 5857072 120775
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"This recipe was amazing. The chicken came out so moist. The combination of flavors really made this dish great. This recipe will be going into out list of favorites."

tdchadd User ID: 3675014 143500
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"This is a good tasting recipe but I would leave out the potatoes and substitute carrots as with potatoes and rice is too much starch for me. You could also add some pineapple along with the coconut and raisins."

spepple User ID: 6524322 162605
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"This was horrible -- not up to the usual Taste of Home standards. The chicken cooked up beautifully, but the vegetables were all over done and mushy (after only a few hours) and there was no particular taste of coconut OR curry. Yuck!"

angelynv User ID: 6119115 143499
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"So good! Don't bother browning the chicken. I put mine in frozen solid and cooked it for nine hours. Perfect! I also subbed sweet potatoes for white potatoes and I can't imagine the dish without them. They cooked down so that they kind of blended in with the sauce and gave it a nice flavor and texture. Oh, I also used a whole can of the coconut milk (didn't have another use for it) and added two spoonfuls of sugar after cooking for a little sweetness. Will make a million times!"

coolteach17 User ID: 2214007 180542
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Absolutely delicious and simple to make! My husband is now requesting this dish once a week. I used boneless thighs instead of breasts and cilantro in place of the green onions. I also didn't have any coconut or raisins on hand, but plan on using them next time to see how the added sweetness complements the dish."

coolteach17 User ID: 2214007 162604
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This was absolutely delicious! My husband said we need to have this once a week. Indian food in my crockpot...awesome! We used thighs instead of breasts and cilantro instead of the green onions. We also skipped the raisins and coconut although I'd like to try it next time with those items to taste the difference. We'll definitely be making this again and again."

GoTurtles08 User ID: 4216279 179408
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"My boyfriend and I love this recipe and I make it quite often. It's very simple to put together and is delicious. It's also easy to have all of the ingredients on hand, which is a plus. I don't add the coconut, raisins, or peanuts on top, and I serve it over a wild/brown rice mix. I usually leave it in my 5-quart slow cooker for the full 6 hours on low. It smells great while it's cooking!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 178841
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"This was good, but didn't taste as good as other curries we have made; needs more spices and shredded or coined carrots. We made it on the stove because I didn't have time to start it in the crockpot. Also, only used 1 chicken breast, cut into chunks; 4 would be definite overkill with the meat!"

autumvaught User ID: 2059000 164827
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I also addded a little more curry powdwe and coconut milk. I didn't have green onions or peanuts and it was still really good! I also didn't have an fresh onion (I really need to go shopping!) so I rehydrated dried onion flakes and it worked beautifully!"

autumvaught User ID: 2059000 179407
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"This was very flavorful! I did have thick pieces of chicken and I only cooked it for about 4 hours or so. This really helped with the taste and texture of the chicken. I also made small/medium pieces for the potatoes so they would cook all the way by the time the chicken was done. It turned out perfect!"

Venesita User ID: 5775719 111459
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"It was excellent... Just the right taste, not bland at all!!"

karlyoh User ID: 1369764 164825
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I used one large sweet potato instead of a brown potato and served it over brown rice. I'll be making this one again, for sure"

Kandicen829 User ID: 4717554 97121
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010


aidanbec User ID: 732576 113157
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"I love Indian food but it's difficult to get the restaurant taste at home. This recipe is the closest I've come yet, and it was so simple to make."

ltning7 User ID: 3036357 98233
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I substituted chopped apples and sweet potatoes for the white potatoes. We loved it!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 180671
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"Coconut curry chicken is a recipe that lasts forever in our home. My entire family simply loves it and we'll be making it many more times, as it's so easy and so good to eat. It's a keeper for sure and one that will go in my recipe box."

nancy rice User ID: 4239062 120773
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"the use of both potatoes and rice in this dish makes it overkill. Either one, without the other, is very good. We love curried anything, rice and potatoes together is just too much starch."

thuber1 User ID: 3336197 120770
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I'll make more changes next time I make this. I made it last night. It was very bland following the recipe. I ended up adding more coconut milk and spices to make it saucier, and I didn't even add all 4 chicken breasts, only 3. I also threw in some frozen mixed vegetables and opted not to use the optional raisins, flaked coconut and nuts. Being cooked in a crockpot, the chicken was waaaaay tender. With a few adjustments it will be a very pleasing meal FOR MY FAMILY. May be perfect the way it is for others. Thank you for posting it."

hlburrell User ID: 2485681 111458
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I omitted the potatoes, cooked chicken for 5 hours, add yellow, green,red peppers & fresh broccoli, cook for another hour on low. yummy!!! (can add soy sauce on top too)"

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