Easy Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry (gluten-free and dairy-free)

Do you love to eat? Yeah, me too.

I also enjoy cooking, and sometimes trying new and complicated dishes. But during the week I’m mostly interested in quick options that don’t take away too much time from anything else I want to achieve.

This recipe is really easy, it’s gluten and dairy free, and you can sub in any veggies your family prefers (I have been so demoralized after spending hours cooking a meal only to have the kids turn their noses up at my culinary endeavors.)

If chicken ain’t your thang, then try it with tempeh. This vegetarian option does well in the slow cooker as it has time to absorb the delicious flavors.

It might be a stretch to truly call this a curry, but it has curry powder in it, so just go with me on this one…

You can make this in a slow cooker, but I’ve also whipped this up really quickly on the stove-top in the evening.

I’ll serve this with rice for my kids, but I enjoy it equally well on it’s own as a low-carb meal.

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Easy Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry (gluten-free and dairy-free)
Course Main Dish
Course Main Dish
  1. Heat oil in a pan to medium-high, add the cubed chicken and brown on both sides.
  2. If you haven't chopped your veggies yet, you can do that while the chicken is cooking. Dice the onion and add them to the slow cooker. Cut the cauliflower (cut it small for a kid-veggie-sneak-attack), and add to the slow cooker on top of the onion.
  3. Whenever the chicken is nicely browned, add that to the crock pot too.
    Slow cooker on a table with chicken in
  4. To a bowl add coconut cream, tomatoes, salt, pepper and curry powder. You can optionally add in garlic, or some hot sauce for extra zing. Stir to combine and then pour into the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
    Bowl of coconut curry and rice with a fork
Recipe Notes

Another alternative to cauliflower or sweet potato is to throw in a bag of frozen peas 30 minutes before serving.