Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Chicken

Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Chicken-Low In Calories, High In Protein!

October 27, 2023

Slow cooker coconut basil chicken has the most amazing and creamy sauce made with basil, ginger, garlic, and coconut milk.

What's that you say? Creamy coconut basil sauce spiked with lime and a touch of spice? I think I'm in love. Given my deep and unabiding obsession with the mixture of basil and coconut, I would (and do!) eat this sauce on almost anything — noodles, brown rice, quinoa, veggies, and especially this slow cooker chicken breast.

Why? Well, for starters, the flavors in the sauce deepen as they cook and chicken just happens to be the perfect vehicle to absorb and capture all that flavor. Plus, there is only about 10 minutes of prep time on your part and then all the actual magic happens in the slow cooker, while you're off doing other fun things.

Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Chicken

Recipe byKristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 4 hours; Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Makes 6 servings


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 14 oz. lite canned coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh basil (loosely packed)
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, chopped (or more to taste)
  • 1 jalapenos, chopped (or more to taste)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Add the coconut milk, basil, ginger, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, turmeric, cumin, curry powder, salt, pepper, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend until combined.
  2. Add the chicken to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over top. Cook for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and tender.

Nutritional Info

Calories 226; Carbohydrates 4 grams; Fat 6 grams; Protein 33 grams

Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website,

Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Chicken
Kristen Mccaffrey


Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website, Before diving into the world of healthy cooking, she struggled to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy balance in her life. She has always been in love with food and enjoys healthy recipe development. Kristen is passionate about cooking and creating delicious recipes that encourage other people to eat healthy. See more recipes from Kristen!
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