Chicken Curry in a Hurry- Crock Pot Recipe


chicken curry in a hurry

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Chicken Curry in a Hurry

2 onions, minced
2 jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded, and minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger

2 TBSP curry powder
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups water, plus extra as needed
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
3 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
Salt and pepper
12 ounces plum tomatoes (3 to 4), cored and chopped fine
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Lime wedges, for serving


Microwave onions, jalapeños, oil, garlic, ginger, curry, tomato paste, and garam masala in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.

Stir chickpeas, water, coconut milk, and tapioca into slow cooker. Season chicken with salt and pepper and nestle into slow cooker. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours on low.

Transfer chicken to cutting board, let cool slightly, then shred into bite-size pieces. Let stew settle for 5 minutes, and then remove fat from surface using large spoon.

Stir in tomatoes and raisins, cover, and cook on high until heated through, about 10 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and peas and let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes. (Adjust stew consistency with additional hot water as needed.) Stir in cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with lime wedges.  Serve over your rice.

Serves 6 to 8

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  1. Oh yum and i LOVE LOVE the name! Anything I can make in a hurry is alright by me!

  2. sharon gullikson says

    I hate to cook. But these look so yummy, I’m tempted…

  3. What nice treats to come home to at the end of the day!

  4. Karen Glatt says

    I love Crock pot cooking, and this recipe really looks delicious. I am all about cooking in a hurry and Crock pot cooking helps me do that. Thanks for this recipe!

  5. Great recipes! I’m a big fan of crock pot cooking!

  6. This sounds so yummy! I love using my crockpot!

  7. Rebecca Parsons says

    I like the baked potato in a crock pot i didn’t know you could make them like that.

  8. All of these recipes look delish! I haven’t had a good curry in such a long time.

  9. Although not very fond of curry chicken. the rest of the recipes look fantastic. I would enjoy making and eating all of the rest of the recipes.

  10. Tami Vollenweider says

    I’m a big Fan of using a Crockpot and this sounds YUMMY!

  11. michelle oakley warner says

    i so like the curry recipe, im going to try it out, looks so good, my mouth is watering, i love crockpots, i use it often, i have never tried the apple crisp in there and i think i have to it looks to die for. thank you for great ideas and recipes

  12. Patty White says

    I love curry, but have never used it with a crock pot recipe. Such a wonderful idea!!

  13. Kathy Hawkinson says


    I made the In a Hurry Chicken Curry recipe. It was good, but needed more flavor….could it be that there is no curry? The instructions say to add the curry at the same time as a number of other ingredients (mix together in the microwave). There is no curry listed in your ingredients. Can you let me know how much curry I should add next time I make this recipe. Thanks!

    • Alicia Kirby says

      My apologies Kathy. I accidentally left of the curry from the ingredients. The recipe has been updated with the necessary 2 TBSP of curry. Thanks for visiting!

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