Thai Coconut Chicken

Coconut milk plays a starring role in this delicious Thai chicken and vegetable recipe that's prepared in the slow cooker.

Thai Coconut Chicken
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 5 hrs (low) or 3 hours (high)


  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons green curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound green beans, halved
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 12 basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice (optional)

Make It

1. In a small bowl, stir together broth, 2 tablespoons of the curry paste, the fish sauce and brown sugar; set aside.

2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in slow cooker with cauliflower and carrots. Pour curry mixture on top and cover. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 5 hours or until internal temperature of chicken registers 160 degrees on an instant- read thermometer.

3. Add red pepper and green beans to slow cooker for last hour of cook time.

4. Heat coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk in remaining curry paste. Add coconut milk mixture and basil leaves to slow cooker for last 15 minutes of cook time. Serve with rice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 383, Fat, total (g): 25, chol. (mg): 129, sat. fat (g): 14, carb. (g): 15, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 30, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.