Sweet and savory, these slow-cooker chicken thighs use Indian spices; cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Serve over basmati rice over fluffy basmati rice for a truly delicious meal.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
3 hrs 50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place onion in a 5- to 7-quart slow cooker (see Tip); sprinkle with tapioca and garlic. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with cumin, curry powder, salt, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, cayenne, and black pepper. Pour broth over chicken mixture in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

  • Reserve half of the chicken thighs (12 to 15) and half of the onion mixture (about 2 cups); store as directed below. Transfer remaining chicken to a serving platter. Cover and keep warm. Whisk yogurt into remaining onion mixture in cooker. Serve chicken and yogurt sauce with basmati rice. If desired, sprinkle with fresh mint, lemon peel, and slivered almonds.


Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Storage: To store reserves, cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces; place chicken and onion mixture (about 5-1/2 cups) in an airtight container. Seal and chill for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 34.7g; carbohydrates 32.9g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 3.4g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 127.2mg; vitamin a iu 133.1IU; vitamin c 2.9mg; folate 24mcg; calcium 82.4mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 46.2mg; potassium 470.7mg; sodium 601.7mg.