Saturday, December 1, 2018

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Curry

I love a meal that can be cooked in the slow cooker so that you come home from work or errands to a meal that is almost ready to put on the table.  This made a LOT of curry (there's only two of us) but it freezes well. Another bonus!

1 can (13.5 ounces) lite coconut milk
2 14-ounce cans crushed, diced or pureed tomatoes
1 – 2 tablespoons curry powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 14-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 cups cauliflower florets
3 cups frozen green peas (optional)
¼ cup fresh minced cilantro (optional)

In the bottom of the slow cooker, whisk together light coconut milk, tomatoes, curry powder, garlic powder, ground ginger and kosher salt.  

Add chicken, onion and chickpeas. Mix everything thoroughly to coat in sauce.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. An hour before serving, add cauliflower florets.

Before serving add optional green peas. Stir and simmer uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.  Return to slow cooker for a minute or two to reheat.

 Sprinkle with optional chopped cilantro (some people hate it--some love it!)  

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  1. I am a curry fan and have usually put my slow cooker to frequent use by this time in the season. But it has been left on the shelf so far. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. A delicious suggestion.
    I can't see the tomatoes, though. They must be subtle.

    1. Libby, I am laughing out loud here. Obviously I FORGOT THE TOMATOES! Who knows--the can is probably still sitting on the kitchen counter! Well it was good without them and probably even better with them!

    2. That's good to know. I wondered how they could be so invisible!