Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Cashew Chicken

The slow cooker is a kitchen gadget that I often forget about because when I think of cooking, I think of standing in front of the stove while sautéing and stirring and watching intently as a meal comes together. Lately, I have had limited time to cook meals and realized I had the solution right in front of me. With coconut curry being a favorite dish of mine, it was an easy decision to toss the ingredients in my slow cooker and let it do its thing. Here I have a recipe that can be served over grains like brown rice or quinoa, or simply enjoyed on its own for a low-carb meal. It can also be made vegan by substituting vegetable broth and adding more veggies instead of using chicken.

For additional ideas to accommodate for food allergies or meal plans, leave a comment below.

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Cashew Chicken
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  2. 14-oz unsweetened coconut milk
  3. 3 Tbsp curry powder
  4. ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  5. 1 tsp ground ginger
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  8. 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  9. 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  10. 1 small white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  11. 2 cups green beans, trimmed
  12. 1 large sweet potato, diced
  13. 1 cup frozen peas
  14. 1 cup cashews
  15. Cilantro for serving
  16. Cooked brown rice or quinoa, if desired
Instructions
  1. In the bottom of the slow cooker, whisk together chicken broth, coconut milk, curry powder, cayenne powder, ground ginger, salt, and minced garlic.
  2. Add chicken, bell peppers, onion, green beans, sweet potatoes, and peas. Gently toss ingredients together with tongs to evenly coat with the sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve over rice or quinoa, if desired, and top with cashews and fresh cilantro.
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Collette Sinnott, RD, CPT

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian & certified personal trainer with a love of cooking and the outdoors! I created this blog to share my nutrition and fitness expertise and promote healthy lifestyles focused on disease prevention. I advocate for variety in food choices without restriction and encourage others to eat mostly nutrient-dense foods while including enjoyable foods. I am also passionate about fitness and recognize the benefit in moving a little each day!

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