Season chicken with, salt, pepper and curry spice and set aside
In a large skillet or non stick pan, heat oil over medium heat, until hot, and then add the chicken and brown on both sides about 4-5 minutes until chicken is brown.
Remove chicken and set aside. Drain oil and leave about 2 tablespoons
Add onions, followed by minced garlic, thyme, paprika, curry powder, stir for about 5 minutes, for the flavors to blossom. You may add scotch bonnet now or add it towards the last 45 minutes when adding the vegetables
Add coconut milk, water , bay leaf ,and tomato paste; continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Salt( I used about 1 teaspoon and ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon ,adjust to taste)
Place in slow cooker insert, and then add chicken thighs. Gently throw in potatoes.
Slow cook for about 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low . Start checking after 2 1/2 hours and adjust cooking times.
About 45 minutes or an hour before chicken is ready throw in vegetables, continue cooking until chicken and vegetables are ready.
Remove adjust salt and pepper , if necessary and serve