Apricot Chicken Curry (no french onion soup)


August 31, 2016

Apricot Chicken Curry (no french onion soup) 5 0 5 4

This recipe has some pre-prep before placing into your slow cooker, but its definitely worth it because frying off the spices will 'activate' them, and then slowcooking gives the spices time to meld together and the results are fabulous!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 15 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 4-5 servings


1.5kg bone in chicken thighs (i have also used regular thigh fillets, kept them whole and they have worked just as well)

2 Cups chicken stock

1 tin apricot nectar

3 good size carrots cut into chunks

1 large onion sliced

1 heaped teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoon ground coriander

2 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoon curry powder (more or less for personal taste)

1 teaspoon tumeric

half cup plain flour for dredging

salt and pepper for seasoning


11. Lightly coat the chicken pieces in the flour, and fry off in a hot pan until browned on the outside. Remove and set aside

22. In the same pan add the onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft, then re add the chicken.

33. Add the spices to the chicken/onion and quick fry until fragrant. At this point, add a splash of the stock to de-glaze the pan and get all the 'bits' off the bottom (this is where the flavour is!)

44. Place the chicken/onion/spice mix into the slowcooker and add carrots, stock and apricot nectar. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.

55. Each slowcooker is different, I like to cook on low for 5-6hrs or on high for 3-4hrs


7Serve with rice and steamed greens, or mash works just as well πŸ™‚

Submitted by : Renae McCallum


6 Reviews


May 26, 2021

Made this last week and doubled the spices and used legs and instead of apricot nectar I used stewed apricots that I had in the freezer. I am so happy to put this dish back on my menu list, will definitely be making this again.. and again… and again


April 7, 2018

Used what I had already and just skimmed over the recipes
In my SC went
Chicken fillets that i browned off
Tin of apricot/nectar
Minced garlic
Cumin & tuneric
Date pretty darn good.
Used tea towel trick in the last 1.5 hrs
Served on cous cours .
It’s a hit.

Laura Keye

December 30, 2017

Loved by all the family 😁

Personally I would use the standard can – it’s 405ml


June 27, 2017

what size is the tin of apricot nectar?


June 13, 2017

Was a bit runny so I let it cook for the last few hours with the lid off. Hubby & kids raving about it 😊

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