Mango Curry Chicken Slow Cooker

Mango Curry chicken slow cooker

Every summer when mangos come into their ripe fresh season I get excited about new recipes! Here is a brand new Mango Curry Chicken Slow Cooker recipe!

I love the idea of walking to the local market and finding fresh in season ingredients to cook with. Often times you can also get seasonal foods at a great price. In the summer months mangos are a great fresh find, and there is nothing better then a ripe mango!

So stock up on mangos and make a couple mango curry chicken freezer meals so you can enjoy the fresh ripe mango flavor in a dinner any night of the week!

Use in season perfectly ripe mangos or frozen mangos for this recipe!

Mango curry is a great recipe for the whole family, kids included, because it is not spicy. There is alot of mango sweetness in this curry and the curry spice is very mild. You can increase the spice if desired by adding in some sriracha or red pepper flakes to individual plates or even the sauce.

This mango chicken curry bowl is soy free, gluten free, dairy free and preservative free. I have also provided lots of substitute items so you can easily make this recipe with the food you have in the house. 

Why you will love this Mango Curry Chicken Bowl

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
  • Family Friendly
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Is mango curry chicken healthy?

Yes! This healthy teriyaki chicken marinade is made with whole healthy ingredients. No sugar! Only natural sweeteners like raw honey which makes this a great healthy recipe you will want to enjoy over and over again!
 

Ingredients you will need for this mango curry chicken slow cooker recipe.

  • chicken thighs (or chicken breasts)
  • fresh mango (or frozen)
  • yellow onion
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • garlic powder
  • raw honey
  • apple cider vinegar
  • ginger
  • red pepper flakes
  • yellow curry paste
  • chicken broth (or water in a pinch)
  • full fat coconut milk
  • fresh parsley (garnish)
  • lime wedge (garnish) 

Will frozen mango work well in this mango curry recipe?

Yes you can buy frozen mango chunks to use in this recipe is you cannot find fresh ripe mangos (or if you don’t feel like peeling and chopping a fresh mango) I haven’t tried garnishing the end dish with thawed frozen mango and am not sure how that would work but in the mango curry sauce it will taste great!

How to make the mango curry sauce?

SUPER EASY! In the past sauces have intimidated me. But this one is as simple as throwing all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or high speed blender and blending until smooth. 
 
You do not have to fully thaw your mango chunks if they are frozen. Just take them out of the freezer a bit ahead of time so they have some time to soften a bit. 

How to make this mango curry chicken slow cooker meal?

Just throw everything into a slow cooker and let it cook for you. No mess, no fuss and a delicious home-cooked dinner!
 

 

What cut of chicken can I use?

Chicken thighs are the my favorite for full flavor but you can also use chicken breasts. If you use chicken breasts then cook closer to 4 hours so you do not overcook the breasts. 
 

What to serve with mango chicken curry?

Serve with a fresh cucumber salad or fruit bowl on the side. 
 

How to store mango curry chicken?

After cooking store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
 

Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?

You can use a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe. It is designed to be fast and easy so you do not have to take the time to cook all night.
 

Can I use an instant pot instead?

Of course! If you are tight on time or a last minute cook then throw everything in the instant post and adjust cook time. For slow cooker to instant pot conversion times click here to get a simple instant pot cheat sheet. You will never have to guess or research an instant pot cook time again!
 

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

How to make this Mango Curry Chicken Slow Cooker recipe? 👇 

Mango Curry Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Mango Curry Chicken, Mango Curry Chicken Slow Cooker
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped

Mango Curry Sauce (Blend Together):

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp yellow curry paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 14.5 oz can full fat coconut milk

Instructions

  • Add sauce ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (You may have to scrap sides once or twice).
  • Add chicken, red onion, and red bell pepper into slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken and veggies.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, shred or chop chicken, and mix chicken back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Serve over rice and enjoy! Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley and fresh mango if desired.

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (You may have to scrap sides once or twice).
  • Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in some warm water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, shred or chop the chicken, and mix chicken back into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Serve over rice and enjoy! Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley and fresh mango if desired.

Notes

  • Garnish with fresh mango and fresh chopped parsley to make it pretty!
  • Use whatever rice you have on hand or your favorite type! I love basmati rice. 

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How freezer meals will change your life.

Makes homecooking Easy

Only spend one hour in the kitchen for a whole week of dinners. Day of, throw your freezer meal in the slow cooker or instant pot and enjoy dinner!

feel confident

Knowing you have a fool proof systen for something that is easy and works gives you confidence in the kitchen. So wether you're a seasoned chef or occational home cook the method of freezer cooking will work for you!

Eat Healthier

Because you're prepping the freezer meals with fresh foods you're eating healthier. Anytime you cook at home instead of eating out you get the benefits of healthier food.

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Have you ever felt the pressure of forgetting about dinner, or having to cook at the end of a long day?! No more, just grab something out of the freezer and you're good to go.

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Frequently asked questions

No problem! Just throw the freezer meal in your slow cooker and you’re all set. If it doesn’t fit thaw it for a few minutes in warm water. (You may need to add an extra 30 minutes cook time if completely frozen when cooking).

Jalapeños, red onions, asparagus, green beans, red peppers, green peppers, yellow onions and so many more. 

It’s a delicious mix of chicken, mango, peppers, onion, garlic and a curry sauce that reflects many of the traditional Thai flavors. Also commonly known as a Thai mango chicken stir fry. This chicken curry dish was inspired by Thai flavors.

Panang curry has an additional ingredient which isn’t used in Red or Green curry It’s ground peanuts and Panang is usually seasoned to be less spicy but much sweeter than the red curry. Traditionally, the ingredients for the pasts were also different. Nowadays, it’s just the colour of the chilies.

Absolutely. You may have to play around with cook times. If you’re interested in an instant pot cheat sheet for cook times click here!

Yes though you will get a slightly different flavor depending on the paste being used in your recipe. However in a pinch this is a great substitute and you can use about 1 tsp curry powder for 1 tbsp curry paste. Less is more if spiciness is not for you.

Mango pairs so well with jalapeños, red peppers, red chilies, turmeric, curry powder, vanilla, cardamom and so much more.

No, this mango curry is not spicy because of the sweetness of your mangos. 

  • Add red chili flakes into the mango curry sauce.
  • Serve with fresh red chilies or chili flakes on top of individual portions. 
  • Add in a tsp of a spicy curry paste. 

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