Slow Cooker Coconut Chilli Chicken


Just recently I have finally unboxed some of our wedding presents that had been in storage at my in-laws house until we moved in to our new home. Amongst these was a Tefal slow cooker – what a revelation! It is so satisfying to prep all the ingredients in the morning, quite literally dump them in to the slow cooker, and then at dinner time a super tasty meal is ready for the family with minimal effort required. Perfect for a busy Mum of two like me!

The first slow cooker meal I made was a delicious Boeuf Bourguignon using a delicious recipe from Sorted Food. This was so tasty – proper comfort food… try it!

I then stumbled across this recipe for Coconut Chilli Chicken Slow Cooker Dump Bag by Mrs Meldrum. I love the idea of the dump bag – all ingredients prepped and dumped in a freezer bag, ready to go in the slow cooker on those busy, no hands-free, days. I love coconut and chilli so had to give this one a go, however I have modified the recipe by adding in some more fragrant ingredients such as fresh chilli, fresh ginger, lime, and fresh coriander.


The Recipe


  • 2 chicken breasts diced
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 1 large onion cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4-5 spring onions chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 stock cube or 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • a large handful of chopped fresh coriander
Ok, so this is simple…
Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Turn on, and cook for 6 hours.
Before serving stir in lashings of fresh coriander!
Serve with rice or noodles.
The sauce is quite thin, almost like a broth. I like it like this as the sauce soaks in to the rice, or if you add rice noodles is it similar to a laksa. If you like a thicker sauce, simply coat your diced chicken in some plain flour before you add it to your slow cooker.

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