Healthy Slow Cooker Yellow Curry


Slow Cooker Yellow Curry

Recipe by Ambitious KitchenCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Delicious healthy slow cooker yellow chicken curry made with warming spices, coconut milk and a hint of peanut butter. This healthy yellow chicken curry recipes packs plenty of veggies and makes the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family!


  • 1 (15 ounce) can lite coconut milk

  • ¼ cup chicken broth (or water)

  • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter (or cashew butter)

  • 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder (or regular curry powder)

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, or wild shrimp

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 2 1/2 cups cubed sweet potato)

  • 2 medium organic carrots, sliced

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 organic red bell pepper, julienned

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • To garnish: fresh cilantro


  • In a large slow cooker add coconut milk, broth (or water) peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic and freshly grated ginger. Whisk to combine, then stir in spices: curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, pepper and salt.
  • Add chicken breast to slow cooker followed by sweet potato, carrots and onions. Gently stir so that the sauces covers all of the chicken and vegetables.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Remove chicken with slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Add shredded chicken back to slow cooker.
  • Before you’re ready to serve, stir in julienned red bell peppers and peas, cover and cook on high for another 10-20 minutes until bell peppers have tenderized a bit. Serve as is with a side of naan bread or with brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice. Serves 4