Sweet Coconut Chicken Curry


February 4, 2016

Sweet Coconut Chicken Curry 5 0 5 15
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • 15 mins

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: Serves 4 - 6


4 Chicken Thighs skinless chicken chopped into bite-size pieces

1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced

2 small potatoes (I used red), peeled and chopped

½ onion chopped


2 cups chicken stock

2 cups coconut milk

3 tablespoons yellow curry powder (eg Keen's Curry Powder)

1 teaspoon cumin

4 tablespoons of brown sugar

2 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)

½ teaspoon ground chilli (or to taste)

optional: corn starch (see note)

cashews, coriander cooked rice for serving


1Add chicken pieces, red capsicum, potatoes, and onions to the slow cooker.

2In a medium bowl whisk together chicken stock, curry powder, cumin, salt, and chilli, brown sugar and garlic. Pour mixture into slow cooker and stir to coat chicken and veggies. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low 4-5 hours.

3about 10-15 minutes before serving, stir in coconut milk. Stir just before serving and top with cashews and freshly chopped coriander.


1If you prefer a little bit thicker curry (like I do) whisk together 3 tablespoons cold water and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Stir into slow cooker about 30-45 minutes before serving and cook on high until ready to serve.

Submitted by Candice Burgess


18 Reviews

Fiona Hutchins

May 20, 2022

Certainly a hit in my house and now to be a regular meal. Only alteration was a little cornflour to thicken. Delicious ++

Fiona Hutchins

May 20, 2022

First go at this one and loved it!! The only alteration was a little corn flour to thicken which worked a treat. Definitely one that will be a regular.

Ashlee Blair

March 12, 2022

Loved this!!
I didn’t add any chicken stock (just a teaspoon of powder) and a whole tin of coconut cream!
Turned out perfectly! Will make again and again


January 7, 2022

Delicious! I made this in my Kambrook sear and slow cooker using 1kg of thighs, a whole onion and 2 large potatoes, all other ingredients as per recipe. I seared the diced chicken and vegetables first before adding liquid, and then cooked on low for 2 hours, high for 1 hour, and added the cornflour thickener in the last half hour. Perfect to feed 6 people 😊

Caroline Aafjes

June 18, 2019

Delicious. Massive family hit.

Thickening tips HERE 🙂

Junior Au

June 6, 2019

Too watery, but the taste was amazing 😉 love it so much felt like a chef haha


March 11, 2019

Made this tonight too spicy for my boys was quite funny oops. Will cook it again and leave out the ground chilli. I liked it though

Linden Bramich

May 28, 2018

Love this one plus it is great for dump bags


May 12, 2018

This recipe works great with fish too. I just added fish in the last hour of cooking

Rozi Pottsy

September 24, 2016

Decided to be a little different, and as I had lamb out ready for the evening meal – decided to use this recipe with lamb instead of chicken
I read all the other reviews, and went with their advice and only used 1/2 the liquid and what a perfect combination of flavours
A really great dish and I can’t wait to try it again – but using chicken as Candice has suggested in her original recipe


August 5, 2016

Sensational! Thickened with cornflour and it was perfect. A definite regular addition to our menu.


May 24, 2016

I made this last night and a winner in our house, my son had seconds. I added sweet potato and peas and everything else in the recipe and just 1 cup of milk. I also followed the notes and added 2 table spoons of cornflour with 3 table spoons of water which thickened the sauce 40 min before serving. Will be cooking this again.


May 16, 2016

I added pumpkin and cauliflower and made the recipe with 10 chicken thighs, it was very nice, but again too watery, really only needs one cup of stock and coconut milk!

May Posse

March 2, 2016

I used 10 thighs , double the potatoes and only 1 cup of coconut milk ( which I put in from the beginning ) but the rest of the ingredients I left the same. I cooked It on low for 8 hours during the night and then It was on keep warm for about 8 hours until lunch time, and it turned out with z perfect sauce, not runny bug not too thick either . I was going to add the other cup of coconut milk at the end but it didn’t need it .
I was worried it was going to be too sweet because our family isn’t very sweet toothed, but it was just right . With basmati rice , yummy Scrummy!????


February 26, 2016

Made it for the first time last night, I also found it to be very watery, next time 1 cup of chicken stock, and 1 cup of coconut milk, that may thicken it a bit.


February 14, 2016

Very nice but too watery. Only 1/2 cup of water needed. I also added carrots, mushrooms and peas. Will definitely make it again.

Kayleigh Prior

February 13, 2016

Just made this for the first time tonight and will definitely be making again! It was so nice I went back for more before I’d even finished my first plate! I added sweet potato as well as regular potato and added carrots too.

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