#Whole30 Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken #Recipe

I’ve been focusing on my slow cooker lately. I guess it’s partly that time of year, and I’m trying to work my slow cooker into the meal plan a little more while we’re doing our Whole30 this month. I’m a fan of anything that makes meal prep easier so I can get through 30 days of home cooking every meal!

For example, I love a nice Thai curry, but not all the work that goes into cooking it, so today I decided to figure out how to do a simple paleo and Whole30 Thai green curry chicken in my slow cooker.

Make delicious Thai green curry chicken in your slow cooker! Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.

I used a family pack of skinless, boneless chicken thighs for this recipe. I normally cook with the skin on, but chicken skin tends to get kind of mushy in the slow cooker so I skipped it here. For the curry itself, I used my usual store-bought curry paste. Yes, if you’re really ambitious you can absolutely make your own curry paste. Personally, I have many, many things to do in a day, and that task takes a backseat, especially as there are several brands of curry paste that are paleo and Whole30 compliant. I use *ahem* Cock brand curry paste which is easily found at my local grocery stores. If you can’t find any of that, Thai Kitchen and Mae Ploy are other “clean” brands of curry paste. Just make sure to check the ingredient list in any ready-made curry paste you pick up. No soy, sugar, preservatives, or vegetable oils.

When I was reviewing the guidelines before this Whole30 challenge, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that white potatoes are now allowed! Woot! We don’t eat them very often, but it’s nice to have the option. So I added one diced potato to the curry. I love how the smaller pieces of potato start to break down in the slow cooker allowing the starch to thicken the curry sauce a bit.

If you wanted to add some other veggies in here, sliced eggplant and/or some bamboo shoots would be great (and authentic) choices.

Easy Thai green curry chicken from your slow cooker.

Once your curry is done, stir everything up and then pull the meat apart into bite size pieces with a couple of forks. Serve over rice or choose cauliflower rice for a healthy and flavourful Whole30 meal. Yum! Easy and delicious – that’s my kind of dinner!

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Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken
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  1. 1 large potato
  2. 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  3. 1 can (13.5 oz.) full-fat coconut milk
  4. 3-6 tablespoons of green curry paste according to taste
  5. 2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
  6. juice from 1 lime
  7. 1 inch piece of lemongrass
  1. Peel and dice the potato then add it to the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer chicken pieces on top.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk, green curry paste, fresh lime juice, and optional fish sauce.
  3. Pour curry mixture over chicken in the slow cooker.
  4. Cut lemongrass stalk in half and add to slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Use two forks to pull chicken apart before serving. Pour curry sauce over top and garnish with fresh basil.
  1. I use a family size 6 quart slow cooker for this. If yours is smaller, adjust the amounts so it's no more than two thirds full.
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16 thoughts on “#Whole30 Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken #Recipe

  • Keara B. said on

    Holy cow… thai green curry is one of my favorite meals, but I’ve never even considered trying to make it myself! I can’t wait to try this recipe- it looks so easy! :)

  • Linda Manns Linneman said on

    This sounds so good. I really like Thai food but have not made it at home. I will give this a try

  • Sarah S said on

    Wow! Just made this for my husband and me – it’s delicious and incredibly easy. I substituted sweet potatoes for regular ones, which worked well. Doing Whole 30 (in first week) so I’m glad to have anothe meal I look forward to!

  • Rose said on

    What kind of green curry do you use? Can you kindly post a picture? I am not sure if the ones sold here at the Asian stores are GF, or have other “mystery” ingredients. Thank you.

    • Olivia said on

      If you check the ingredient list, you should be able to tell if there’s anything in there that shouldn’t be. Mae Ploy is widely available and GF, paleo, and Whole30 compliant. (I make curry often enough that I like the tub size.)

  • Mandi said on

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I have heard of Whole30 before, but never tried it. We do try to eat whole foods though. Thank you for sharing!

  • Alicia C said on

    I didn’t know Mae Ploy green curry paste is GF and Paleo. I have a few friends who are following the Paleo diet and they will be pleasantly surprised to hear they can have curry!

  • Irene said on

    This sounds good and I’d like to give it a try. Just wondering though, what sized slow cooker is this recipe for?

    • Olivia said on

      Hi Irene! I use a 6 quart family size one. If yours is smaller, just adjust the amounts so your slow cooker is no more than two thirds full.

    • Olivia said on

      1 can has always been enough for us. Don’t forget the chicken will release some liquid while it cooks too.

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