Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew


Stick to chicken thighs for this warmly-spiced slow cooker stew since they can withstand the long cooking time.

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup onion, chopped (1 medium)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper and/or cayenne pepper

  • 2 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 9 ounce package fresh spinach (optional)

  • 4 cup hot cooked rice (optional)


  1. Line a 6-quart slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Lightly coat liner with cooking spray; set cooker aside. Add chicken, onion, and garlic to the slow cooker. Add curry powder, ginger, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, broth, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  2. Stir lime juice into chicken mixture. If desired, stir in spinach; let stand for 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach starts to wilt. If desired, serve in bowls with hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 867mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 570mg 12%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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