CrockPot: Slow Cooker Coconut Yogurt Chicken

crock pot chicken dish

Crockpots are perfect for people on the move. If you lead a very busy lifestyle, a crockpot slow cooker will make your life so much easier. Dump your meal in the pot, set the timer, and let the crockpot do all the work.

I was always fascinated by certain cultures that cook with yogurt. I enjoy eating yogurt or having them in my smoothies, but cooking with yogurt is new to me.

I have tried this recipe years ago. But was cooked on a stovetop. This delicious chicken falling off the bone is tender, juicy, and simply easy.

If you are looking for a new type of pasta, you can omit the penne rigate pasta and serve the coconut yogurt chicken with my Carrot Cranberry Orzo Pasta. Click HERE for the recipe.

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Crockpot: Slow Cooker Coconut Yogurt Chicken Recipe.

Here are all the ingredients You Will Need.






black pepper grinder

black Pepper

penn rigate pasta

Penn Rigate Pasta

dried thyme

Dried thyme

complete Seasoning

Complete Seasoning

coconut milk

Coconut Milk

dried rosemary

Dried Rosemary



Crockpot: Slow Cooker Coconut Yogurt Chicken Recipe.

Kevin Foodie
This slow cooker chicken recipe will have your chicken falling off the bones. One-pot meals are easy. Add chicken to the crockpot, set your timer, and leave it to cook. It's that easy!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • Slow Cooker Crockpot
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • 2 Bowls
  • Whisk


  • 2.5 lbs Chicken Legs 8 legs
  • 16 oz Baby Carrots
  • 2.5 cups Penne Rigate
  • 2 stalks Scallion or Green Onion

Yogurt Coconut Marinate

  • 2 cups Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 1 cup Coconut MIlk
  • 2 tsp Thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Complete Seasoning
  • 3 tsp Sazon Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper


  • In a bowl, soak chicken legs in lemon water for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Lemon juice helps to remove some of the raw "chickeny" smell. Remove from refrigerator and drain lemon bath from the chicken legs. Set aside.
    chicken legs

Yogurt Coconut Marinade

  • In another bowl, add the yogurt, coconut milk, turmeric, complete seasoning, sazon seasoning, thyme leaves, rosemary, black pepper, and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients well using the whisk.
  • Pour the yogurt coconut marinate onto the chicken legs. Mix well using a spoon; ensure that every chicken leg is covered with the marinade. Cover the bowl and leave in the refrigerator for 24 hrs.

The Crockpot Slow Cooker

  • Empty the marinated chicken Into the crockpot.
  • Set timer to 4 hours.
    crockpot timer
  • Check on chicken every hour and stir as needed.
  • At 3.5 hours during the cooking process, add the carrots and penne rigate pasta, and green onions.
    pasta chicken dish
  • Gently stir in the ingredients and leave to cook for the remaining 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Remove from crockpot and serve in a bowl.
    chicken crock pot


Depending on the type of crockpot you have, the cooling time may vary.
If you do not have a crockpot slow cooker, this meal can be easily made on the stovetop.
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Dish, Chicken Legs, Crockpot, One-pot Meal, Pasta, Penne Rigate, Slow Cooker, Yogurt

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Coconut Yogurt Chicken: A Crockpot Slow Cooker One-Pot Meal.

15 thoughts on “CrockPot: Slow Cooker Coconut Yogurt Chicken”

  1. I’m having to wipe drool off my chin right about now. This sounds absolutely incredible. The flavors are exactly what I look for when it comes to a good chicken recipe – and I’m a sucker for a slow cooker meal. Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve saved it to remember for later.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum!!! This Slow Cooker Coconut Yogurt Chicken Recipe looks so good. The coconut yogurt marinade sounds so flavorful and I’m sure the yogurt tenderizes the chicken so nicely. It’s about time I bring out my crock pot for the season! Thanks for sharing.

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