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coconut milk chicken over rice with fork
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Slow Cooker Coconut Milk Chicken

For a refreshing change of pace from the typical boring slow cooker chicken dinner, try Slow Cooker Coconut Milk Chicken instead! No precooking needed and only 15 minutes of prep time for a delicious and interesting meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 562kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 12 oz sweet potato peeled and cut into large bite sized chunks
  • ½ cup diced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 15 oz can coconut milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except spinach and cilantro to slow cooker
  • Stir to combine
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Shred chicken into large or smaller chunks
  • Stir in spinach and cover for 15 minutes
  • Serve over rice and garnished with fresh cilantro

Notes

  • Chicken breasts can be substituted for thighs 
  • Swap shallot for yellow sweet onion 
  • Use fresh ginger instead of dried, just be sure to reduce the amount

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 1258mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13607IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5mg