Slow Cooker Thai Yellow Curry

Slow Cooker Thai Yellow Curry Meal Prep

Thai Yellow Curry Meal Prep with chicken and veggies will fill your house with amazing smells as it simmers in a slow cooker and will taste even better. Whole30 compliant!

We’re all about Thai food around here. We know you all love the classic sweet and tangy Pad Thai, and we’ve shared other favorites over the years such as Thai Basil Chicken and this Thai Chili Tofu Sheet Pan Meal Prep. But we wanted to go a bit deeper and add some further variation to our East Asian-inspired meal prep recipes because frankly, we can’t get enough of them, and we hope you feel the same way!

This one goes right in the slow cooker/crockpot for a curry that simmers while you do all the other things you need to do!

Thai Yellow Curry Meal Prep Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemongrass, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into in large chunks
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Cilantro, to garnish
  • Red Thai chile peppers or red jalapenos, to garnish, optional
  • 6 cups cauliflower, riced & cooked

How to Make Thai Curry in the Slow Cooker

This Thai curry recipe showcases the classic Thai flavors of ginger and lemongrass, with a little added smoke from cumin and a rich and savory dash of turmeric. Everything comes together in a super creamy dairy-free base that is sure to be one of the most exciting things to come from your kitchen! Though Thai curries are traditionally served with white or jasmine rice, we subbed cauliflower rice to complete this meal prep recipe and keep it Whole30 compliant.

yellow curry meal prep

Carrots and potatoes are traditional vegetable ingredients for Thai curry recipes, and this one is no exception. The combination creates a wonderful flavor and texture contrast: crunchy and sweet carrots beautifully complement the soft and mild potatoes. Plus, the longer the potatoes sit in the curry, the more they soak up its wonderful flavors.

How to Store and Serve Thai Yellow Curry from the Crockpot

Meal prep this and pop it in the fridge in individual containers. Serve over cauliflower rice as written. Reheat in the microwave or right on the stovetop. So good, either way. Don’t skimp on the cilantro for this Thai curry recipe! Not only is it essentially traditional, but the pop of bright and cooling flavor is crucial to round out the richness of the dish. Feel free to add more before serving!

And yes, you can freeze this curry. Make sure it's in airtight containers whose size (or sizes) make sense for your household. In other words, you can freeze them in individual portions OR you can freeze in one big batch if you're likely to just defrost and serve it for dinner instead of meal preps for days!

yellow curry meal prep

Substitutions and Variations

This is one of our many meal prep recipes that call for chicken, but pork, beef, and tofu are also common in Thai curry recipes and all would make good substitutions. (As would chicken thighs instead of boneless breasts). With chicken, this Thai curry recipe comes in at 40g protein for under 400 calories per serving! We love when meal prep recipes are equal parts nutrient-dense, easy, and delicious.

Feel free to reduce the heat from the peppers we specify (all curries can be made to your own preferences!), and to serve with some wedges of lime, if desired. If you aren't following a Whole30 protocol, feel free to use regular white or brown rice instead of cauliflower rice.

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Whole30 Crockpot Yellow Thai Curry Meal Prep

Slow Cooker Thai Yellow Curry Meal Prep

Classic Thai flavors of ginger and lemongrass make this Whole30 compliant curry one not to be missed! This recipe calls for chicken, but pork and beef are also used in Thai yellow curry and would make good substitutions. Serve on cauliflower rice to complete the meal.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chicken, Meal Prep
Servings: 6 meals
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoon lemongrass finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 2 pounds raw chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into large chunks
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 6 cups cauliflower rice


  • In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and spices. Saute until fragrant, and then add the coconut milk. Simmer on low for 4-5 minutes while preparing the other ingredients.
  • Add the chicken, potatoes and carrots to a crockpot, and then top with the curry mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve on a bed of cauliflower rice, and garnish with chopped cilantro or diced red chile peppers.


Nutrition for 1 out of 6 servings:
40g Protein | 24.4g Carbs | 15.3g Fat | 389 Calories


Serving: 1meal | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.4g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15.3g
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