Clean Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Recipe with Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Ivy Larson
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 to 6 hours Inactive Time: Total Time:
  • Total Time: 56 minute
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Entree




  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unpasteurized soy sauce (such as Nama Shoyu)
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (such as Bragg’s)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 inch knob fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 organic red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pounds organic, pasture-raised skinless chicken thighs, all visible fat removed


  1. In a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix), add the coconut milk, red curry paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, dates, apple cider vinegar, water, lime juice, garlic and ginger. Process on high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy. Set curry sauce aside.
  2. Combine the red peppers, onions, carrots  and chicken in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Pour curry sauce evenly over the vegetables and chicken. Stir gently to coat. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 5 to 6 hours, until chicken is cooked through but still juicy. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.