Curried Chicken Stew Recipe

Last month John asked me if I could buy a book on Indian food. He said he had a friend when he lived in Alberta who was from India and introduced him to their cuisine. I’ve personally never made anything with curry in it or Indian food for that matter so I was completely lost as to where to even start. We live in a small community with no ethnic grocery stores so pickins’ are slim for ingredients. However, curry I can do! That’s pretty much the only thing I can do right now until we make a trip to the city.

In March, I reviewed the book, Curry Cuisine and made Boatman’s Shrimp Masala. I had to substitute a few ingredients that weren’t available locally but it still turned out really good. I found a recipe in Better Home & Garden’s 2013 edition of Low-Carb Cooking for Curried Chicken Stew. For this recipe, I didn’t have to substitute anything. I was worried I wouldn’t find coconut milk, but luckily my grocery store did carry it. Success!

This Curried Chicken Stew is so easy to make. I mean the slow cooker pretty much does it all for you. All you have to do is smell the delicious curry aroma wafting through your home all day and then enjoy a hot meal full of chicken and veggies. My daughter, Bridget, even liked it.

Curried Chicken Stew

Curried Chicken Stew Recipe
  • 2 chicken boneless, skinless breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 5 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Add oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain off fat.
  2. In a slow cooker, layer the carrots, chicken, onions, garlic and ginger.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, coconut milk, curry powder and salt. Pour into the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low-heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat for 3 to 4 hours.

Curried Chicken Stew


  1. Maria Iemma says

    My girlfriend married a fellow from India and she cooks the most delicious food. I had never had Indian food before and now I love it. I will be trying this recipe in the near future.

  2. Anne Taylor says

    This sounds delicious! We love making Indian food and our kids loved it when they were growing up! Thanks for this!

  3. Sandy Cain (aka Candy Samenow) says

    I love Indian food. I almost married an Indian guy (wish I had!), and his Mom used to cook the most amazing meals. They were vegetarian, but you never missed the meat – they were that flavorful. The different INdian breads (naan and chapatis) were GREAT!

  4. Dreena says

    Our entire family loves Indian food. Feel like going to a buffet right about now.
    Thanks for your recipe share.

  5. Clifford says

    We all love Indian food so my wife and I make Indian dishes quite often. We love Curried Chicken, but we really love Lamb Rice Biryani. There are a lot of recipes on the internet so have fun experimenting.

  6. Mary says

    Stacie, if you can get hold of a book called BRIT SPICE by Manju Malhi, it has some great and easy to prepare recipes. Written by an Indian girl, living in the UK, she blends her cultural recipes for the British taste, and includes instructions for several blends of spices for true Indian taste.. I have used my copy until it’s dog-eared!! BTW, this recipe sounds great, we love curry in our house. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Michelle Chow says

    Hello, SS. This recipe is so easy and I love cooking things in the slow cooker – so easy. This looks delicious. I also like that it is a low fat recipe which my family needs to follow for health reasons. Thank you of the recipe, Stacie.

  8. says

    Hmm….This is definitely one to experiment with on my family. Curry is hit or miss with my husband, but I think this sounds yummy, and I may just make myself a pot of it lol

  9. Nena Sinclair says

    I’ve never made Indian food before, and this looks so good! I used to work with a girl from India and we would occasionally have pot luck lunches and she would bring the most amazing food! I’ve gotta try this recipe! Thank you!

  10. Debbie Bashford says

    I love curry and I love chicken, have never had curry stew, but I really want to try, sounds yummy

  11. Found Prodigal Daughter (Nicolle) says

    this sounds amazing…thank you for sharing! I’ve recently had to give up both wheat and dairy so I love when I come across recipe’s that are already free of both….and a bonus…it has curry which is one of my favorites! :)

  12. Julie Wood says

    I love curry and to use it in this dish called the Curried Chicken Stew sounds so delicious! I would love to make this for my family!

  13. says

    This looks so good! We’ve always eaten a lot of Indian food at our house, but not any soups. I’m definitely trying this one out soon (plus I love that it’s made with a slow cooker)!

    I’ve added this to my StumbleUpon. :)

  14. Susan Johnson says

    I’ve always cooked curry on the stove top. I never thought of cooking curry in the slow cooker, but I would imagine it comes out much better than on the stove top, because you can leave it and let the curry infuse its flavors into the chicken. I love Thai curry of all kinds.

  15. Leah Lucas says

    My husband doesn’t like anything with curry in it so I don’t get to cook with it, but this is so simple and sounds delicious, I think I might treat myself to some oh this!


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