Don’t be frightened by this picture. I swear it actually tastes better than it looks. But I had to take this picture at 5am (you know the lighting is fabulous at that time) before I left for work, while I was packing it away in my cute little Tupperware. Based on the picture, I guess I also have giant hands. Cute, real cute. I’ll think of it as a positive trait though, it’s just a bigger surface area for me to grab snacks with. Ok, I’m done freaking out about my man hands.

Anywho. I found this recipe idea in a CookingLight magazine. Jesus, I love that magazine. Trashy celebrity magazines come a close second, but CookingLight really gets me going. The pictures make food seem so much more exciting than it actually is sometimes. So I decided to recreate this little masterpiece and it was DELICIOUS. And if you don’t like curry, I DON’T LIKE YOU!! Ok, that was a bit over the top. But seriously, get your head on straight. Curry ranks up there along chocolate and nut butters…aka, high!

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Brazilian Curry Chicken

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  • 1.52 lbs chicken, throw in a mixture of boneless, skinless thighs AND breasts*
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 46 tablespoons curry powder (hell, throw in the whole jar!! kidding)
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped into 1 cubes (i used yellow and red)
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Grab out your crock pot!! Wooooo crock pot time!
  2. Add in the coconut milk, tomato paste, garlic, ginger, curry powder, salt and pepper and whisk together.
  3. Add in peppers and onions.
  4. Next, add in chicken and pour broth over the chicken.
  5. Mix all ingredients together to completely cover the chicken in the curry mixture.
  6. Cover and cook at low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  7. Then eat it in a cute Tupperware bowl. Or plate….be that way.


*I often buy skinless, boneless chicken thighs because they’re usually about $1.00/lb cheaper than breasts. I usually will cut off the excess fat on the thighs because the fat can become overwhelming and can also harbor some unneeded crap in it. Looking to save some money? Try just buying thighs or half thighs and half breasts.

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Grocery List Helper:

  • Chicken Breasts: 1lb for $3.65/lb at King Soopers
  • Chicken Thighs: 1lb for $2.99/lb at King Soopers
  • Onion and Peppers: on sale at Sunflower Market
  • Coconut Milk: 365 brand at Whole Foods: $1.19/can
  • Chicken Broth: on sale at Sunflower Market at 2/$5.00


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  1. Ayanna says:


    If one were going to attempt to combine the ingredients on the weekend, freeze, and throw it in the slow cooker on Wednesday, would you recommend putting everything in the same bag, or separate it out?

    Tried the recipe as specified and it was SUPER DELICIOUS!!!

    1. juli says:

      Just put it all together!

  2. Oliera says:

    You are funny, like your humor. 🙂

  3. Adrienne Sifontes says:

    I made this and paired it with quinoa. Boy was it a hit! My husband is Guyanese and very tough on curry recipes, but he couldn’t wait to get seconds. This will be an “Old faithful” in our home. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Genny B says:

    I made this last night, and omg…let me just say…my lips were smacking my face!!!!

  5. Cate says:

    I have chicken breasts for this recipe, should I not cut them at all before adding them to the crock pot?

    Also I have lemongrass in my garden that badly needs to be used, since this is curry based do you think it would be a good addition to the crock pot?

    1. juli says:

      not they can stay whole, if you would like!! and absolutely!

  6. Crystal says:

    This was GREAT! I shredded the chicken and served it over rice. The hubby loved it!

  7. Sara says:

    I made this last night and tossed it. I wish I would have read all the reviews. The curry in this dish is beyond strong. I wasted time, money and food. I do NOT recommend this recipe.

    1. juli says:

      so sorry you feel that way! this dish is one of my favorites!

  8. Sophie says:

    Do I need to cut the chicken breaats before adding them to the crock pot? If I want smaller chunks of chicken should I reduce the cooking time?

    1. juli says:

      no. you can definitely reduce the the cooking time if it’s smaller

  9. Cass says:

    Really delicious! Had it over cauliflower rice and sweet potatoes!

    1. juli says:

      nice work making such an old recipe Cass! glad you liked it!