Get ready for a delicious family dinner that slow cooks all day while you are busy. Even my pickiest eater loves this slow cooker curry chicken legs recipe!

Top view of a plate with a curry chicken leg and root vegetables next to the slow cooker.

(*This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Air Chilled Chicken, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.)

Life certainly has changed over the past few weeks. People are learning how to cook, and families are having a lot more quality time together! Our family has been trying new recipes and the kids are getting braver about trying new foods.

If you are looking for an easy, satisfying family dinner idea, you will love this recipe! This recipe is naturally gluten free, dairy-free, and is considered paleo. Check out my delicious gluten free chicken recipes for more yummy dinner ideas. Here are 30 simple gluten free slow cooker recipes to try next!

Allergen Information:

This homemade chicken drumstick recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free.

A package of chicken on a cutting board.

This curry chicken dinner has a sweet flavor that will please even the pickiest palate. The star of this recipe is Foster Farms Air Chilled Chicken. If you are new to air chilling, it is a method of cooling the chicken during processing.

Air-chilled chicken tastes better because it doesn’t absorb a lot of water, unlike when water is chilled. Even better, it cooks faster!

Even though it feels like we have so much time on our hands lately, our days have been surprisingly busy. I am using my slow cooker a few times a week. Slow cooking is a great way to cook air-chilled chicken! Your dinner will be full of moist, flavorful chicken!

I love serving chicken legs because they are less expensive, and you can feed a hungry family. If you are looking for more budget ideas, I have lots of living gluten free on a budget tips.

A plate with a curry drumstick next to carrots and potatoes.

Are you ready to try this recipe? All you need is a few simple ingredients and the vegetables you have on hand. I used a lot of carrots and potatoes. You could also use winter squash, green beans, onions, and zucchini. Make a batch of my Gluten Free Naan to soak up the yummy curry sauce!

If you are looking for more great chicken recipes featuring Foster Farm’s chicken, you will want to make this Gluten Free Curried Chicken Pot Pie or this Grilled Chicken Salad.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Step 1: Grab your slow cooker and plug it in. If you are looking for more slow cooker chicken recipes, try this Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

Ingredients in the slow cooker ready to cook.

Step 2: Add in your coconut milk, seasonings, chicken, and vegetables. Use a spoon to cover the chicken in the curry sauce.

Step 3: Cover and set your slow cooker to cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

What cuts of chicken are best to cook in a slow cooker?

You can use any cut of chicken, but I find bone-in air-chilled chicken works well. My kids LOVE drumsticks, so we used those in this recipe. Feel free to use chicken breasts, thighs, and chicken quarters.

If you love serving chicken as much as we do, don’t forget to check out all of my delicious gluten free chicken recipes!

More Gluten Free Recipes to try:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

a plate with a curry drumstick with root vegetables

Slow Cooker Curry Chicken Legs

Sandi Gaertner
A deliciously easy slow cooker curry chicken legs recipe. This is an amazing recipe if you are on a budget.
4.97 from 31 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 247 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken legs
  • 14 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ½ cup sweet potatoes
  • cup onion optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric


  • Put the coconut milk into the slow cooker.
  • Add the seasonings and stir.
  • Place the chicken in the sauce and spread the sauce onto the chicken.
  • Add the vegetables.
  • Cover and set to cook for 4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low heat.



  1. You can use other cuts of chicken if you prefer.
  2. To cook this stovetop, add the ingredients to a pot and cook on medium for 30 minutes. Check doneness by using a meat thermometer. Insert into a drumstick and if the internal temperature is 165º F, the chicken is done.
  3. These chicken legs will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 447mgPotassium: 362mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3404IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This was a delicious meal and so easy to whip together! I loved the flavor of the curry and the drumsticks were fall off the bone. I ended up 1.5x the curry powder and turmeric.

      1. Hi Sandi,
        I made this recipe tonight and really enjoyed it. It was very easy to put together and, didn’t take long to cook and was do tasty. Thank you for sharing.