Slow Cooker Chicken Jalfrezi


This is a really simple chicken jalfrezi recipe that comes out beautifully in the slow cooker without much prep. You can make it as spicy as you want - although jalfrezi is normally medium spicy. Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and enjoy the smells throughout the house!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 fresh green chile peppers, chopped

  • 2 fresh red chile peppers (Optional)

  • 2 ½ teaspoons curry powder

  • 2 teaspoons garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground red chile pepper


  1. Dust chicken with flour in a bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook chicken pieces until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Place in a slow cooker. Add tomato sauce, onion, bell pepper, green chile peppers, red chile peppers, curry powder, garam masala, coriander, cumin, garlic, and chile powder. Stir to combine.

  3. Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink at the center, about 6 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use 1 to 2 red bell peppers instead of green bell peppers.

You can skip the browning of the chicken. I feel that when I am putting everything in the slow cooker at the same time, it gives the ingredients almost a marinating time.

If the sauce is too thin at the end of the cook time, add some cornstarch until it is the thickness that suits you.

If you don't have or can't get fresh chiles, I have used dried chiles and it is still very nice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 131mg 657%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 876mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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