Chicken Curry Potjie

Chicken Curry Potjie

By the wlr team

Traditionally cooked in a large pot, this Chicken Curry Potjie is a great way to be able to entertain and still enjoy a great meal by simply adding all the ingredients into a slow cooker (or into the oven on a low heat) and leaving it to simmer for a couple of hours until you're ready to enjoy!

  • Recipe makes: 8 servings
  • Prep time:
    17 mins
  • Cook time: 45 mins
  • Calories: 428
    per serving


  • 5 pumps extra virgin olive oil spray
  • 3 onions
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 200g tomato paste
  • 750ml red wine
  • 1kg chicken thigh, meat only
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Peel and finely chop the onions. Peel and crush the garlic. Cut the potatoes in half.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic until soft using the spray oil, then add the spices and cook together for a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste together with 125ml red wine. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and potatoes. Place the lid on your potjie, simmer on a low heat for about 45 minutes, checking the liquid level regularly, adding more red wine when needed. About 15 minutes before you are ready to eat add sugar & seasoning to taste.

Serve with wholemeal rice or cous cous.

Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)428
Carbohydrate (g)42.0
Fat (g)8.2
Protein (g)30.6
Fibre (g)4.4
Alcohol (g)10.9
Fruit & Veg2.3

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