Slow Cooker Curry Chicken Recipe

This slow cooker curry chicken recipe is totally worth pulling out your slow cooker! It’s amazing!!

The love affair I have with my slow cooker is currently bordering on obsession.

Just when I think I’ve run out of time to make dinner, I remember that I prepped it the night before and stuck it in the crockpot in the morning before I left. My stress level is instantly reduced to a manageable level.

You can see somebody holding a fork, getting ready to take a bite of this Clean Eating Curry Chicken Recipe. You see only the hand holding the fork which is dipping into the dish.

In fact, I’m considering mixing up some crockpot blends in 1-gallon zip lock bags and tossing them in the freezer. I’ll make a whole bunch at one time. Then, all I have to do is grab a bag, toss it in the crockpot and head out the door. How’s that for an easy meal? (Ya, sometimes I’m just a little bit brilliant…. and arrogant…ehem…)

I got this recipe while surfing the net for crockpot recipe ideas. I came across the website and they had a recipe for curry chicken that sounded incredible. And to my great surprise, it was clean!

An overhead view of this Clean Eating Curry Chicken dish shows tow bowls filled with the curry chicken and brown rice. A small bowl of dried apricots sits to the side of these bowl on the right, with a fork on the left.

Then I realized that I didn’t have half of what I needed to make it, so I improvised, and wow. This is some seriously good chicken. I think the only thing I would change is to add more broth next time for extra gravy. But seriously, Disney can cook! (And I guess, so can I! Ha!)

What Is Curry Chicken Made Of?

Typical chicken curry is made of chicken stewed in a tomato and onion sauce with lots of various spices added.

What Does Curry Chicken Taste Like?

Since spices can vary based on where the dish is made, it can have slightly different flavors anywhere you eat it. But typically, it has an earthy, heady flavor thanks to spices like curry powder, ginger, and turmeric.

Are Curries Healthy?

The answer to that is, it depends. They CAN be extremely healthy if they are made to be. But some curries have a lot of additives, unhealthy fats, and other ingredients most health-minded folks would avoid. It all depends on who is making the curry.

More Healthy Curry Recipes

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Clean Eating Curry Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

This is one of the most delicious chicken dishes I’ve ever had and I know you’ll love it too!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 192kcal


  • 2 lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 medium shallot (diced)
  • ½ cup dried apricots (no sugar added – I used the unsulfured kind from Whole Foods)
  • ½ tsp. dried ginger
  • 12 cloves garlic (chopped – yes, 12. That’s not a typo)
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¾ cup chicken stock (use 2 cups if you want gravy, + 1-2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour. Whisk well into the broth before adding to the crock pot to avoid clumps.)
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium lemon (juice only)


  • Place all ingredients in the crock pot and stir as best you can to get everything mixed and coated in the spices.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Serve over brown rice and add a side of cauliflower. Yum!


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 10/28/11.

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  3. How do you think this would taste with coconut milk instead of chicken broth? Prepared the meal tonight so I can stick it in the crock tomorrow morning and realized we’re out of chicken stock!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      It would probably be pretty tasty, but definitely thicker.

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  7. I’m curious about spices. Maybe you have this posted elsewhere but how do you know if your spices are clean? I pulled out my curry powder today and it lists “spices (including turmeric)” more clean spices but then also lists MSG.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sounds like you just need a different curry powder. There are some spices out there that are not clean. But for the most part, most are.

  8. Have you tried to using coconut milk instead of broth? I was thinking that might be amazing. Thoughts?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      You could try it, but I’m not sure it would be the same. It’s really tasty the way it is. But coconut milk is always worth a shot!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I baked this recipe (didn’t get it in the crockpot in time!) and it came out wonderful! Wow! Flavors are SOOO delicious! I cooked organic Jasmine rice as a side!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie – Great to know! So happy you enjoyed it! 😀