You only need five main ingredients for this delicious Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry. This easy meal is great for paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. Everyone in the family will love this dish and the leftovers are fantastic too.

sweet potato chicken curry served in a bowl

As we get closer to winter, I’m working to create even more warm and comforting recipes for you, especially ones that have a lot of pantry ingredients. This chicken and sweet potato curry recipe is delicious!

Curry dishes are so great for a nourishing meal that is packed with flavor. And, since coconut is a natural antimicrobial ingredient, this curry is even more perfect for these current times.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It couldn’t be easier. You throw everything into the slow cooker and you’re done!
  • It’s packed with nutrients from the vegetables, curry powder, and chicken.
  • This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 friendly. See all of my Whole30 recipes.

Key Ingredients

Chicken thighs are moist but chicken breasts or cutlets work great too. Just be sure to cut them into chunks before adding to the crockpot.

Sweet potatoes taste delicious in the creamy curry sauce. If you prefer or just have white potatoes on hand, they will work great too. Waxy potatoes will hold their shape better than starchy potatoes such as russets.

Onion & red bell peppers taste amazing with the sweet potatoes and coconut milk but you can also use yellow or orange bell peppers too. Feel free to use yellow, white, or sweet onions.

Full-fat canned coconut milk is what makes this dish creamy, rich, and comforting without any dairy! If you use light coconut milk, the curry sauce will be a bit thinner but have fewer calories.

ingredients for sweet potato chicken curry

For this easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry, I used just chicken, coconut milk, bell pepper, onion, and spices. That’s just five ingredients, plus the spices.

bowl of spices for chicken curry dish

Recipe Steps

Step One

Prep all of your ingredients, including peeling and chopping your sweet potatoes.

You can find the exact ingredients and measurements in the recipe card below.

Step Two

Combine all of the ingredients into your crockpot, give them a stir, and set the time (low for 7-9 hours or high for 6-7 hours).

ingredients for curry inside of the crockpot

Step Three

Once the cooking time is up, stir and enjoy hot!

sweet potato chicken curry in a bowl

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you don’t have chicken on hand, you can substitute a can of chickpeas or black beans. And, instead of a red bell pepper, you could use a can of diced tomatoes.
  • I made this dish in a slow cooker, but I’ve also included how to make it on the stovetop.
  • Also, as far as the spices go, you can also get creative. Curry powder is nice to include, but you can always substitute ground turmeric if you like. I didn’t include cinnamon, but that would be great too.
  • Serve this Slow Cooker Chicken Curry dish right out of the pot, or serve it over cooked brown rice or sautéed cauliflower rice for even more texture and nutrition. Some people like it with a side of naan bread.
  • You can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Or, you can freeze any leftovers for up to 2 months. Reheat before serving.

FAQs

Can I use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk?

Yes, you can, but the flavor will not be as rich and the sauce might be slightly thinner.

Can this recipe be frozen and re-heated?

Yes, it sure can. Not only can it be reheated but it tastes amazing as leftovers!

two bowls of cooked sweet potato chicken curry

Other Easy & Healthy Crockpot Recipes You Might Like

Or, see my entire index of healthy slow cooker recipes.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry


Description

You only need five main ingredients for this delicious Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry. This easy meal is great for paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. Everyone in the family will love this dish and the leftovers are fantastic too.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 pound peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1.25pounds chicken thighs or chicken cutlets, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the sweet potatoes, coconut milk, red bell pepper, onion, chicken, curry powder, thyme, ginger, salt, and pepper in the base of a medium to large-sized slow cooker.
  2. Set the temperature to low for 7-9 hours or high for 6-7 hours. 
  3. Stir and serve hot. 

Notes

  1. Stovetop directions: Combine the ingredients in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. Serve hot.
  2. If you don’t have chicken on hand, you can substitute a can of chickpeas or black beans. And, instead of a red bell pepper, you could use a can of diced tomatoes.
  3. You can also feel free to make substitutions with the spice blend. If you are missing one or more of the spices, just use more of the others. 
  4. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or, you can let the curry cool and then pack it up in freezer containers. Reheat before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: coconut curry with chicken, crockpot curry, sweet potato coconut stew

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