This incredible slow cooker peanut chicken curry is probably one of my favourites as it’s deliciously creamy and packed full of flavour.
As with basically any curry a good amount of freshly cooked rice goes perfectly with this. If you feel like being a bit different then some noodles will also work well with this curry.
If you’re after some side dish ideas then certainly consider some freshly baked naan or some from the supermarket. Pappadums are also great on the side for when it comes to a good curry, these can be found at any good supermarket or even online at places like Amazon.
The homemade curry paste is simply amazing but if you don’t have the time to make it then you can easily replace it with some store bought red curry paste. If you do have the time I highly recommend preparing the paste, you can prepare it a few days ahead of when you need it, if that will make things easier.
You will get about six servings out of this slow cooker chicken curry if you’re not having any sides to go with it. If you’re having sides such as rice, naan or whatever you decide to have then you should get eight or more servings.
If you would like to see how this recipe is done then be sure to check out the video above. it will take you through everything you need to know for preparing this tasty slow cooker curry recipe correctly.
Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Curry Recipe
2 Tbsp. sugar
¼ cup fish sauce
¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
¾ cup red curry paste (See Below)
400ml (13 1/2 oz.) can coconut milk
Red Curry Paste
2 Tbsp. dried red chilies, crushed
2 onions, diced
3 tsp. garlic, crushed
1 tsp. lemon rind, grated
2 tsp. shrimp paste
1 Tbsp. cumin, ground
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. turmeric, ground
1 tsp. black pepper, ground
In a frypan over high heat, fry the curry paste until fragrant. (3-5 minutes)
In a slow cooker, add the chicken, coconut milk, peanut butter, sugar, curry paste and fish sauce.
Cook for 6-8 hours on low.
If oil has pooled on top of the curry then gently skim it off the top.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve & Enjoy
Like in the video, you can skip the blitzing of the curry paste to save on time. The end result is still super delicious and there isn’t a huge amount of difference between doing and not doing it.
For the best results, I highly recommend frying the curry paste as it will help release the flavours in the spices. However, if you’re running low on time then you can easily skip this step.
This chicken curry is certainly delicious but you might be wondering what the nutritional information looks like. If this is the case then you can find all the information you need right below. I should point out this information is only an estimate as it was calculated using an online tool.
There are a ton of other chicken curries that you’re able cook up in the slow cooker. If you’re after another good one then you need to try out the chicken korma. It’s creamy and so delicious, certainly worth trying out.
I really hope that you enjoy this slow cooker peanut chicken curry as much as I do. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else then feel free to leave a comment below.
I use a 5.5L/6 Quart slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
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