Friday, February 10, 2017

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

These days I am all about finding meals that are quick and easy. I have so many irons in the fire at the moment that I just don't have a lot of time to cook. So, while I was looking through recipes on, I found one called Coconut Chicken Curry in a Hurry, and I knew that was for me. Then I read the recipe. I would have to stand at the stove for 22 minutes! What's quick and easy about that? I don't want to stand at the stove at all. In taking a good look at the recipe, deciding that I wanted no stove time whatsoever, and really did not want to cut chicken breasts into chunks, I adapted it for the crockpot.

You really have to love those crockpots. They make life so darned easy. The recipe turned out wonderfully, and is a great candidate for the freezer. If you're like me, and you don't want to spend your time slaving over a stove, grab your crockpot, set it on your counter, and make it as welcome as any member of your family. That's the way I feel about mine.
Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

Adapted from

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk (preferably full-fat)
1 (2 1/2") piece ginger, peeled
4 garlic cloves, peeled
5 ounces baby spinach
1 cup frozen peas

Toss chicken with curry powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well coated. Place breasts into the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with chopped onion.

Purée coconut milk, ginger, and garlic in a blender until very smooth. Pour on top of onions and seasoned breasts.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Shred chicken in the crockpot and then stir in spinach and peas; cook an additional 30 minutes. Top with cilantro. Serve with rice or naan alongside.
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Linda said...

Yay for you adapting it to a crockpot! This looks so good to me. I have never cooked with curry! My MIL used to put it in her tuna salad (of all things) and I do like the flavor, so I need to get some.

Sandra Lee said...

It looks like you were standing over the stove all, what pretty colors! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

Miz Helen said...

Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen