Curried Chicken with Ginger and Yogurt

Yield: 6 servings

Unlike most slow cooker recipes whch require some pre-cooking, all of these ingredients get mixed right into the pot and then set to stew. It’s too easy – and delicious. Serve with brown rice or your favorite whole grain of choice.


  • 1/3 cup tomato paste (I use 1 5-ounce can)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 10)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, whisk together the tomato paste, garlic, curry powder, ginger, cumin and 3/4 cup water. Add the onion and stir to combine. Place the chicken on top and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cover and cook until the chicken is tender, on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Just before serving, add the yogurt to the chicken, along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Serve over rice or other whole grain and garnish with sliced scallions.

Source: Real Simple 


4 Responses to Curried Chicken with Ginger and Yogurt

  1. Susan July 16, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    This one is now in my go-to recipe file. I’ve made this twice now and both times it received rave reviews. It’s a rich, delicious, heartily spiced dish. The second time I made it boneless, skinless thighs weren’t available, so I bought bone-in thighs with skins and skinned them myself (super quick and easy with kitchen shears). I was planning to debone the thighs after cooking and before serving but the meat was so tender and fell off the bone so easily, that it really wasn’t necessary.

    The spices are so wonderful I thought I’d try skipping the salt the second time I made it. However, I found that adding salt at the end really enhances the flavor–definitely recommend not skipping it.

  2. chezdesblog July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi Susan! So glad you like it and totally agree about the salt. It does that! 😉 Thanks for commenting. Be well! Kristen

  3. Jen Wilkie September 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Hi Kristen! We enjoyed this greatly….followed your recipe, then wanted to add more veggies, so I layered two large sliced carrots and 1 cup of peas on top of chicken, a 3/4 more cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of raisins…it was sooo yummy….with the yogurt, and a bit of plum chutney that I had in the house, it was divine! My slow cooker has been gathering dust….no more! 🙂 Many thanks for all your hard work and recipes, I use them at least once a week, and recommend them all the time. 🙂 Jen (Caroline’s sister)

  4. chezdesblog September 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Hi Jen! Mmmmmm…now I’m hungry! Thanks for letting me know! I’m so glad you enjoy and share the recipes. That makes me really, really happy. Best, Kristen

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