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A dish of slow cooker chicken curry with brown rice

Slow cooker chicken curry

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(46 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 hrs Plus overnight chilling

Easy

Serves 2

Try this easy, one-pot chicken curry that's low-fat, low-calorie and delivers three of your five-a-day. It's slow-cooked so the meat is beautifully tender

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal345
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre8g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 skinless chicken legs, fat removed
  • 30g pack fresh coriander, leaves chopped
  • cooked brown rice, to serve
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

Method

  1. Put 1 roughly chopped large onion, 3 tbsp mild curry paste, a 400g can chopped tomatoes, 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder, 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger and 1 chopped yellow pepper into the slow cooker pot with a third of a can of water and stir well.

  2. Add 2 skinless chicken legs, fat removed, and push them under all the other ingredients so that they are completely submerged. Cover with the lid and chill in the fridge overnight.

  3. The next day, cook on Low for 6 hrs until the chicken and vegetables are really tender.

  4. Stir in the the chopped leaves of 30g coriander just before serving over brown rice.

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Norah McKeown
19th Mar, 2019
5.05
My 8 year old loved it and has begged me to make it all the time.
NicciOrchie
19th Feb, 2019
5.05
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! Can’t believe how easy it was too. I added 2 garlic cloves and some spinach at the end, also added some green lentils so didn’t need to have with rice. I served it with some mango chutney - DIVINE!
CJW
29th Dec, 2018
5.05
This was really excellent. Followed recipe exactly except for using a pack of chicken thighs in place of the chicken legs. Recipe serves 4 in this case. Used Patak’s Balti Paste, and added half a can of coconut cream at the end of cooking as family prefer a milder taste. Cooked for 6 hours on low and then removed lid and switched to high after adding coconut cream. Highly recommended.
saschlet
27th Sep, 2018
5.05
This was utterly delicious! I've only just bought a slow cooker and this really hit the spot! I made the curry paste from a BBC Food recipe and used skinless, boneless chicken thighs. I added in a large handful of cooked chickpeas, a large handful of uncooked green lentils and set to cook for about 7 hours. Served with quinoa. It was divine and is an easy, definite keeper! The kids said it was the best one ever!
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Stephen Goodwin
15th Sep, 2018
5.05
Had this a few times, Very good, very easy to make.
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Rachael Downey
26th Feb, 2018
5.05
I made this in one day by frying off onions peppers and chicken, I added some chickpeas and I have to say this was one of the loveliest curry’s I have ever tasted , so healthy but satisfying too!!
Jenninger
19th Dec, 2017
5.05
So easy, and very tasty too! I used Sainsbury's Tikka Paste, and added some zero fat natural yoghurt and the end of cooking along with the coriander. Used 2 x large chicken breasts, which didn't dry out during cooking, took them out and shredded them at the end before adding back to sauce. I did find my onions were still a bit crunchy but I don't mind that really as they were sweet - but might chop them a bit smaller next time. Definitely a keeper for mid-week easy dinner.
johnson2016
12th Dec, 2017
5.05
Really easy recipe to make and really tasty. I used pataks balti paste and this had the right amount of spice for me. Agree with all the other comments - would use thighs next time and would also throw in some spinach. Tasty and easy weekday meal.
catie74
8th Nov, 2017
4.05
Used chicken thighs and my own curry paste. Delicious with some spinach stirred through
Jage1979
1st Nov, 2017
What curry paste did you use?

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sasmith91@googl...
11th Jan, 2019
Can you use vegetable stock if you can't find vegetable bouillon?
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goodfoodteam
12th Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, we'd suggest crumbling in one vegetable stock cube as an alternative.
Sarahlou1992
6th Aug, 2018
I need to cook this for 15-20 people, will the cooking time need to be changed?
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goodfoodteam
19th Aug, 2018
Thanks for your question. A larger quantity will take a little longer to reach a simmer so we'd say 6 - 7 hours is ideal in your slow cooker, although with this quantity, you may need to adapt the recipe for the oven or hob. This is a popular alternative: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1993658/homestyle-chicken-curry
jw123
12th Jul, 2018
What does it mean by third of a can of water?
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goodfoodteam
23rd Jul, 2018
Thanks for your question. Once you've emptied the tomatoes out of the can, fill it with one third water and pour this into the slow cooker. Enjoy!
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hybridauth_user 260
24th Feb, 2018
Have tried both chicken and beef slow cooker curries and really pleased with them. Is there a cookery book for them please?
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goodfoodteam
28th Feb, 2018
Thanks for your question. We have a variety of slow cooker recipes in this collection: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/slow-cooker. Hope you find inspiration here.
cadmiumvulpix
24th Jan, 2018
Do you have to chill it overnight before cooking the next day or can you just cook it all in one day?
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goodfoodteam
29th Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. It does allow the flavours to marinate but it is not an essential step and will work perfectly well if done on the day.

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jaimetv
10th Feb, 2019
4.05
Delicious easy meal. Nice spice but a bit watery for me. I doubled everything and didn’t add the water. Chicken was a fantastic texture - I used bone in thighs rather than legs. Would consider adding coconut milk next time.
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