Chicken Curry in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry has become one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes.  Rachael first shared the recipe on Eat at Home a few years ago.  I’ve made it so many times since then.

One reason this recipe is perfect is that it is so simple.  I have it memorized, which makes it even faster – no need to go searching for the recipe.  Four ingredients go into the slow cooker, with one ingredient added just before serving.  So easy!

We love this served over rice with baked sweet potatoes along side.  You can also make it paleo/low-carb by serving it over cauliflower instead of rice.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry ingr

You can use any cut of boneless chicken – breasts, thighs or tenders.  Control the heat by using mild salsa, or hot salsa if you like it spicy.  I use mild and the dish isn’t spicy at all.  Mild curry powder also keeps it from tasting too hot.

Chicken Curry in the Slow Cooker

Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. boneless chicken
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. Place chicken, onion, salsa and curry powder in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
  3. minutes before serving remove chicken from slow cooker.
  4. Add coconut milk to slow cooker. Stir into sauce.
  5. Return chicken to pot.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.

One easy way to remember the ingredients is this:

3 ingredients go in – chicken, salsa, onion.  Then 3 Tbs. curry powder.  Three (ingredients) before three (tablespoons).  Finish with the coconut milk.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Curry Soup

 

This is the final recipe in our Slow Cooker Soup series.  I have loved this series!

My goal with each recipe I’ve shared has been to put the ingredients in the crockpot and let them cook.  I didn’t want to have to pre-cook any meats for this series.  That’s the one step that will stop me from making something if I’m in a big hurry.

I stumbled on a method of cooking meat with bones in it right in the soups.  This has worked for several ham based soups and also chicken soups.  And it’s the method I used for this soup too.

Cooking the chicken with bones right in the soup gives the broth a rich flavor.  It also simplifies the recipe too.

The original recipe for this soup comes from Modern Mrs. Darcy.  Anne is one of my favorite bloggers to read.  She blogs on all kinds of interesting topics and she’s a fellow Kentuckian too.

I changed up the soup recipe from the way Anne fixed it.  She made a homemade broth (great idea, but one I rarely take time for).  She also used chicken that had been pre-cooked and took time to sauté the vegetables.  All of those steps make wonderful soup, but I wanted a simpler version.

And I think I found success!  A simple Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Curry Soup with homemade taste that only takes 10 minutes to prep.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Orange Curry Couscous

Please welcome new contributing writer, Andrea Green.  I love this quick side dish. Sides are one thing that I tend to neglect.  This one is easy and I love that leftovers can double for lunch the next day.

I love couscous! Any side dish that can be prepared in 10 minutes has my undying devotion. But, I’ll admit that it can be pretty plain on it’s own. So I like to add all kinds of veggies, nuts and dressings to my couscous – like in this Orange Curry Couscous. It is one of my absolute favorite ways to dress up plain couscous. Plus, you can use it as a side dish for dinner, then use any leftovers the next day for a delicious lunch!

Orange Curry Couscous
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups couscous
  • ¼ c rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup currants
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the couscous and stir. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. While the couscous is standing, process the vinegar, garlic, orange zest, honey, cinnamon, curry powder and salt in the blender. Continue to process while adding the canola oil through the top of the blender.
  3. When the couscous is ready, fluff it with a fork.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked couscous, dressing, parsley, green onions, slivered almonds, currants, and peas. Serve immediately.

This post is linked to Finding Joy in My Kitchen.

Andrea has been married to Peter for 20 years, and together they have two teenage daughters. Struggling with the reality that soon her girls will be on her own, she is leaving them vlogs at 101 Life Lessons. You can also find her at The Greenbacks Gal where she finds organic deals, green steals and cooks real food meals.

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