Slow cooked chicken korma

Slow cooked chicken korma


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About this recipe: This mild, delicately fragrant curry has a rich creamy sauce that sure to be a winner. Serve with plain boiled rice or warm naan bread.

Smars Hampshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4cm (1 1/2inch) fresh root ginger, peeled
  • 1 large chilli, seeds discarded
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 25g butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 75ml double cream
  • 2 tablespoon ground almonds or cashews
  • pinch salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:7hr  ›  Ready in:7hr30min 

  1. Blend the onions, garlic, ginger and chilli in a blender or liquidiser, or chop very finely.
  2. Cut each thigh into 4 pieces, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chicken. Cook over a high heat until evenly browned. Remove from pan and place in slow cooker.
  3. Add the butter to the pan and when melted add the onion mixture. Cook over moderate heat for 3 minutes. Add all the spices and cook for a further minute.
  4. Mix in chicken stock, sugar and salt. Bring to the boil and then transfer to slow cooker pouring over chicken.
  5. Cover and cook for 5 - 7 hours on Low (or 3 hours on high).
  6. Add the cream and ground up nuts. Serve with rice and naan bread.


Even better if left till the next day.


Slow cooked chicken korma
Slow cooked chicken korma

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Reviews (53)


Something else. used chicken breast (chopped )instead of thighs,no messy bones - 02 Nov 2010


made this yesterday for family( I'm veggie). They really enjoyed it! I used coconut cream instead of cream as they tend to like coconutty korma and they report it's delish! Also used a little cornflour to thicken sauce a bit. - 30 Apr 2012


As an absolute beginner, with no real coookery experience, I slavishly followed the instructions and surprised everyone in the family with a delicious meal. Brilliant!! - 05 Jan 2011

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