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Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Green Curry

September 26, 2014

C claims that he was a masterchef before he met me. Okay, I’m embellishing but he does say that dating me stunted his culinary growth. I have to admit that this is true.

I think it would be hard for me to date someone who also enjoyed cooking. I’m kind of a control-freak when it comes to my kitchen (note the “my”) so two cooks trying to navigate their way around would probably give me a panic attack.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Green Curry - an easy and #healthy slow cooker #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comLucky for me C happily takes a step back and allows me to do my thing. This also means I can force him to clean and do the dishes, two activities, which I couldn’t hate more.

When I go out of town and C is still in the city I do my best to leave some pre-made foods in the fridge and freezer. The boy certainly does not need a babysitter, but it gives me peace of mine to do these things.

What’s nice for him is that if I make a recipe he really likes, he knows exactly where to go to find the recipe should he want to make it himself. A few weeks ago when I was going out of town I reminded him of this to which he responded, “Great, I’ll make the green chicken curry recipe you always make”. Obvi this is the only recipe I haven’t posted on the blog UGH.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Green Curry - an easy and #healthy slow cooker #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comI’ve made this recipe at least 10 times and ball-park it each time so I did my best to recall the ingredients and guess the amounts for him. After everything, he didn’t end up making it HA.

Nevertheless, I finally got around to making and photographing this Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Green Curry. So Babes, should you want to make it when I’m out of town this weekend, knock yourself out!


Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggie Green Curry

  • Total Time: 4 hours


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 T green curry paste*
  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • 1 T tamari
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 heads of baby bok choy, ends chopped off
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • juice, 1 lime


  1. Combine curry paste, coconut milk, tamari, rice wine vinegar, grated ginger and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Add chicken and veggies to a slow cooker or crock pot and coat with sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours (or until chicken is cooked through) or 7-8 hours on low.
  4. Squeeze in lime juice.
  5. Serve on its own or over rice.


*I use Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste. I used a 5 quart slow cooker.


  • Serving Size: 4

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    September 26, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I always loved to bake but when I was married, it was my husband who loved to cook. He monopolized the kitchen more than I did and was the one in charge if we were entertaining people at our home. Funny, isn’t it?

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    September 26, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Haha…. if I’m out of town I have no idea what Miguel eats. Cereal? I’ll usually leave him with something totally useful like an entire batch of balls (can’t stop laughing)… but not any actual real food. sorrrrrrrryyy

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    September 26, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Yesssss! I could NOT date someone who cooks. I get angry when Caleb “invades my domain” (comes into the kitchen)
    Now, we LOVE green curry, and I LOVE my slow cooker. You win. Pinned!

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    Tina Muir
    September 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I feel like you just described me! That is pretty much exactly how me and my man are. He says to me sometimes “you know I can cook”……well, yes, I do…..but I want to. hahahah! I find it REALLY hard to give up any control in the kitchen, I like being able to control all the variables. Makes me feel much better to know someone else struggles with the same thing. I also like to pack him up with a lot of food when I am not there, and I LOVE packing his lunch for him. Control freak? Maybe, but like you said, its the peace of mind!

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    September 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Aww you guys are cute! I think my husband just gets takeout when I’m not around to cook for him! I too hate doing the dishes so much and make him do them. Although sometimes this doesn’t work because he’ll come home from work to have dinner with me and then tell me he has to do more work after dinner, which leave me stuck doing the dishes. It ends up being like two hours in the kitchen and I get very cranky!

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    September 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

    This entire post makes me laugh. Also, my slow cooker is hopefully gonna get an amazing workout this weekend (for the first time) let’s hope it’s up to it, cuz green curry is ma fave 😀

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    September 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Hahaha that kind of stuff always happens. Like at work if I stand up from my desk to go to the bathroom and I think,”please no one call right now” someone definitely calls right then.
    I’ve been wanting a slow cooker curry recipe! Now you and Lindsay (Cotter) have posted one!
    I was going to make my own one… I guess I’ll have to roll with like a yellow curry since you’ve got the green covered haha

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I wish I liked curry so many good looking recipes that have it and I never know what I can use to replace it. Your comment about C made me laugh. My Mom spends the winters with me in AZ and we used to fight over the kitchen too. She eventually gave up.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I’m definitely a kitchen control freak, which works out well because my hubby does not cook whatsoever – well, unless you count the mean omelettes that he makes (and it just so happens that I don’t really eat eggs!). He totally lets me do my thing and isn’t a picky eater, which works out well for all of my kitchen experiments!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    September 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    i can relate a lot to this post but my SO ends up getting a drive through regardless of the pre cooked meals and all my efforts 🙁

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    September 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I love a good homemade curry! My husband cooks purely for survival. “Meat and heat” is his motto. If he can’t immediately grab it and stick it in his face, it’s usually not worth the effort to him 🙂

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    September 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    So I used to be a kitchen control freak, but I have to admit that dating a cook is pretty fantastic. I would get a little territorial if I were living with the guy or spending all my time at his place, but having someone cook for me once in a while is pretty damn fantastic. Even if he’s pretty unwilling to cook something without bacon…(lies, that’s an awesome thing)

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    September 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I need to dust my crock pot because this looks AMAZING! I too am a bit of a control freak (my dad says that’s not necessarily a bad thing…) Hehe. My husband loves to be in the kitchen but I’m actually good with it, especially because we have different niches. He’s the bomb digity with bread and meats. Me, not so much. We compliment each other. 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
    September 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Ooooh, now this is my kind of recipe! We eat so much curry over here, and I never tire of it. Sounds great!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    September 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Hahaha yes JZ always does the dishes when I cook too (which is always – the boy can’t even make himself a grilled cheese sandwich). I say it’s a good arrangement. 😉

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    September 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Great recipe. Your pictures are just awesome – thanks for sharing!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    September 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I can attest that this is absolutely delicious (especially cold and on noodles) except some twat forgot to tell me to add tamari. Noted.

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    September 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm


    My SO does NOT cook. He made a steak once and filled his apartment with smoke. It’s okay, because I, like you, are a total control freak.

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    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    September 27, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Oh so agree, whenever various housemates have suggested that we share the shopping/cooking I freak out and say that I couldn’t possibly..!!!

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    Sarah Pie
    September 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I’m always afraid to make my own curry at home, but I should get on that because this picture has me craving some (and it’s only 8am here!)

    For now I don’t have to worry about feeding the BF, we live with his mom and she makes enough for him and 6 of his closest friends at any given meal… but when we move out I will have to get on it because I’m pretty sure he’s convinced that he could live off of frozen chicken wings and beer.

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    Mary Frances
    September 27, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Dishes are the worst. Mom and me tag team but she always makes me clean up after blogging baking sessions. Tis life ;(
    I can’t believe I’ve never had curry! That has got to change because anything with chicken and veggies has my heart. Happy weekend Davida!

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    September 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Crock pot recipes are pretty much my favorite!! This looks good and one of the boys (can’t remember which one) pointed out that I have never made a curry.

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    September 28, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    The Hubby is my greatest recipe tester. I’ve actually tweaked recipes before based on how he cooked something. For example, do not over mix the muffin batter and a few other fun ones. It’s good; he keeps me on my toes.

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    September 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Funny post!!
    My husband cooks and does the dishes – I HATE doing dishes but I do everything else, including laundry which he hates 🙂

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    Scott Jones
    September 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    You list three heads of Bok Choy – do you really mead three whole heads? That’s a huge amount if the heads are large and they can vary tremendously – if so – how about a volume or weight measurement?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you for catching this! It should be BABY bok choy. Still may seem like a lot but it shrinks down quite a bit.

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    December 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I love green curry! It’s my favorite Thai dish. I’ve always had to make my own curry paste because the store bought ones usually have ingredients I’m allergic to–

    Your photos look so yummy, and crock pot meals are NOT easy to photograph!

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    January 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Great recipe. Found it on pinterest and just pinned it. I love the simple ingredients and never use Bok Choy so its a good excuse.

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    March 29, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Loved this recipe! They didn’t have bok choy at grocery so I used red cabbage and it make the whole meal almost a pink color! Put it in my pyrex for meals for the week.

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