Chicken Curry

slow cooked pulled chicken curry

I have recently become a huge fan of chicken thighs as the price of chicken breast seems to be sky rocketing and as well as being far cheaper they are actually tastier and more succulent than breast. So becoming bored with roasting them with various herbs and spices etc but wanted to find something else a bit healthier to do with them. So a few clicks on the computer lead me to Martha Stewart’s recipe for Chicken Curry which was slow cooked and used skinless chicken thigh where the meat was pulled at the end so there were no bones to fiddle with. Her recipe involved putting raw chicken straight into the slow cooker and I knew that the instructions on mine stipulated that only hot food should be put in it from the onset. Hence I gave Martha’s recipe a complete makeover and also upped the amount of Madras curry powder in it and made the coconut milk with powdered coconut milk to lower the fat content. I have been meaning to enter Dom’s Random Recipes challenge (Belleau Kitchen) for such a very long time and remember last year taking photos of all my cook books for one of his challenges but time has always worked against me. Then recently on a random recipe challenge the “randomater” wanted me to make something with lobster so I gave up on that month! This month Dom just wanted a healthy recipe (he’s not been a well bunny recently) from the internet or a book so finally after a year I am entering the Random Recipes challenge.

slow cooked pulled chicken curry

With all the changes I made to the method of this recipe I had no idea if it would work but I’m pleased to say it was really delicious and was enjoyed by myself, my husband and son. My daughter won’t touch chicken thigh meat so the next day with the portion that was left over I made 2 portions of soup by adding some chicken stock and a bit more coconut milk powder – now that’s thrifty! I’m also entering Credit Crunch Munch as all the ingredients in this dish are really inexpensive. This challenge is run by myself and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Anneli at Delicieux this month. Finally I am also entering my curry into Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w’luv Made with Love Mondays challenge as this dish is made from scratch.

Random RecipeCredit Crunch Munch



Made with Love Mondays

I served my curry with some Mint Raita which I made with Greek yogurt mixed with some freshly chopped mint leaves and chunks of cucumber. I also made a tomato and red onion relish to which I would have added some chopped coriander if I’d had some and then I added a ramekin of mango chutney to the line up. We’ve even been known to serve sliced banana with our curries!

Here’s a step by step guide:

Step by step slow cooked pulled chicken curry

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A delicious slow cooked, pulled chicken thigh curry which is low in fat and high on taste!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Kg Chicken thighs, skinned
  • 2 Onions, finely sliced
  • 30g Ginger root, finely diced
  • 8 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp Madras curry powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Course salt
  • 8 tsp Coconut milk powder mixed with 500mls warm water
  • 250g Frozen peas
  • Coriander to garnish (optional)
  1. In a frying pan brown the chicken thighs in 1 tbsp of oil.
  2. Place in the slow cooker.
  3. Then add another tbsp of oil and fry the onion gently for a few minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, ginger, salt, cumin, coriander and curry powder.
  5. Cook for another couple of minutes.
  6. Add the coconut milk, then add the onion mixture to the chicken breasts.
  7. Cook on high for about 4 hours.
  8. Then add the peas and cook for a further 20 minutes
  9. Meanwhile ransfer the chicken to a bowl and shred on a chopping mat.
  10. Put the chicken back in the slow cooker to heat up and mix with the sauce.
  11. Serve on a bed of rice and garnish with coriander.

A delicious Chicken Curry that you can enjoy without a guilty conscience!

A delicious Chicken Curry that you can enjoy without a guilty conscience!

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  1. Marion Weir

    Looks delicious

  2. Jane Davies

    Looks lovely, I too have become a fan of the thighs, not only are they cheaper but personally I find them tastier than the breast !

    1. Camilla

      Exactly, it’s like turkey breast mince is too dry the thigh meat far tastier!

  3. tiggerific1973

    Another one I must make :) x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  4. Jane Davies

    Lovely sounding curry, would defo need the yogurt as I’m not a fan of spicy food 😀

  5. Lynn Fancy

    This sounds delicious and something I can do with left over chicken, as my son is vege I tend to get a lot of left over meat that I end up wasting!

  6. Sarah Cooper

    Looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  7. jessica newman

    I do love a good curry and this one looks lush

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jessica, it is lovely:-)

  8. Ursula Hunt

    used for my left over turkey, thank you

    1. Camilla


  9. Paul Wilson

    Would be great on cold days like today.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh thanks for reminding me of this dish, I must make it soon:-)

  10. michelle bennett

    Oh that looks yum! My curry always comes out sloppy! Ive never thought about adding yogurt to the side as an accompaniment, will have to do that on our next curry night 😀

  11. Amanda Beamish

    I was looking for chicken thigh inspiration, looks like I found it. Need to get some more coriander though first :)

    1. Camilla

      Great, hope you enjoy it:-)

  12. William Gould

    Chicken thighs! Who’d have thought! Must try them soon…

  13. Maddy

    After trying thighs in another recipe I wouldn’t go back to breast now- MUCh more expensive and can dry out if you’re not careful

  14. Marion Weir

    I love a curry when the weather turns cold. I have never thought of using thighs, I will need to put this on my list 😀

  15. Heather Haigh

    I agree, chicken thighs are so moist and flavoursome and much better value than breasts. Great in a curry. Yours sounds very tasty.

    1. Camilla


  16. Paul Wilson

    Excellent winter warmer, chicken curry.

  17. Tracy Nixon

    Great recipe thanks – I am looking to make chicken curry tonight for me and the kids for the Chinese New Year and this recipe sounds lovely!

  18. K Mayers

    Chicken is virtually the only meat I eat & I love curry. My wife won’t usually have it though as recipes often use yoghurt – coconut milk is a great idea & she’d go for that. Everything about the recipe is perfect – thank you for this.

    1. Camilla

      We love this curry and it’s so frugal too:-)

  19. Tracy Nixon

    Great Autumnal recipe – this will warm our cockles!

    1. Camilla

      It’s a great recipe, frugal and tasty:-)

  20. Anne Wallwin

    chicken curry is favourite!

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  22. Dan Murphy

    Looks delicious, wil definitely be giving this a try!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks hope you enjoy it:-)

  23. Paul Wilson

    Love a nice chicken curry.

  24. Heather Haigh

    I love curry, and chicken is my favourite. Never heard of coconut milk powder – will look out for that.

    1. Camilla

      I get mine in the ethnic aisle of Tesco it’s made by Maggi!

  25. Maya Russell

    Yogurt is a nice, cooling, accompaniment.

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