How to slow cook a delicious peppery chicken curry | Yummy Lummy

One of my favourite Dad-cooked meals is chicken curry. I can never get it just like Dad’s so I don’t try. This is an attempt at something different using a slow cooker.

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Slow cooked delicious peppery chicken curry made by Gary Lum
Slow cooked delicious peppery chicken curry


How to slow cook a delicious peppery chicken curry | Yummy Lummy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 35 mins
I promise you this is a fantastic autumn or winter comfort food chicken curry. It’s slowly cooked for tenderness and has a lovely spicy kick for a party in your mouth.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 2
Calories: 1000 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
  • 4 Chicken thighs (skinless)
  • 2 Potatoes (quartered, medium sized)
  • ½ Cauliflower (broken into florets)
  • 1 cup Frozen peas and corn
  • 1 Tomato (diced)
  • 500 mL Chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1 dessert spoon Chilli preserve
  • 1 tin Green peppercorns
  • 270 mL Coconut cream
  • 1 packet Microwave rice
  1. To the slow cooker, heating vessel, add the chicken, potatoes, tomato, cauliflower, peas and corn plus the chicken stock, curry powder, chilli preserve and green peppercorns.

  2. Place the cooking chamber into the slow cooker, seal the lid and set for 6 hours.
  3. After the timer goes off, turn off the slow cooker, unseal the lid and open the slow cooker. Remove the cooking chamber and empty the contents into a large wok and bring everything to a simmer to reduce the liquid.
  4. When the liquid has reduced add the coconut cream and bring to a simmer and reduce to a creamy consistency.
  5. Put the cooked rice into a bowl and add chicken and vegetables from the wok.
  6. Store the rest of the curry for another meal.
  7. Shoot a photograph and then eat the curry.
  8. Wash the dishes and then write the recipe up.
  9. Write a blog post and hope your friends on social media share the recipe and make you famous.

Frequently asked questions

Is curry better the day after?

Yes, always.

Do you prefer cooking it in a slow cooker or in a pressure cooker?

It depends on how much time is available. I think the slow cooker, provides better flavour.

How much curry can you eat in one sitting?

I reckon I could eat two bowls of rice with half the curry in this recipe.

How will you prepare the leftover curry?

I will reheat it in a saucepan rather than reheat it in the microwave oven.

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Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations. 

14 Responses

  1. Curry looking good, Gaz. When I saw the photos I was immediately drawn to the golden potatoes 😀 I heard that spicy food is tastes better when the weather is hot…maybe that is true, I don’t know. Generally if I can like when I’m not at work, I’d heat up food over a saucepan. Food and heat consistency better that way in my opinion.

    1. It’s like drinking hot tea in Summer, it’s meant to make you feel cooler.
      I agree, I much prefer to slowly heat food in a saucepan over a low heat rather than blasting with microwaves.

    2. I have never heard of drinking hot tea in the summer making you cooler… 😀 Overnight pizza and anything overnight cheesy really is best reheated in a saucepan. Using a microwave usually doesn’t bring out the best flavours.

    3. I’ve eaten dumplings/yum cha for dinner earlier, but would love some spicy chicken right now. The promotional KFC Tobasco sauce chicken sounds good right now to me 😋

    4. Gaz, there’s a whole new week ahead. Maybe salmon on Mondays, Tuesdays. Later in the week, some KFC and yum cha. All sorted 😃

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