The slow cooker has been humming along in my kitchen this week and we were rewarded with a lovely curry chicken. The sauce ingredients are pureed in a food processor or blender prior to cooking. This technique creates a silky smooth sauce. This recipe contains simple ingredients but the results are a rich complex sauce with tender moist chunks of chicken breast. I think the key is to not over cook this dish. Since the chicken breast is cut into chunks it is not a simmer all day kind of recipe.
This is a mild, mellow curry but if you prefer a hotter dish feel free to use more curry powder and more dried chili’s. Hubby Tom thought is was just right as is. We had our curry over some fragrant Jasmine rice and topped it off with a hefty amount of fresh cilantro. This is good eats people!
The original recipe stated that this would yield 4 servings but we are going to get 6 servings easy. The leftovers were even more flavorful the second day. I love that!
Chicken Curry – Slow Cooker
2 pounds chicken breast, cut into large cubes
1 onion, peeled and halved
1 green pepper, seeded and quartered
1 can (13.5 ounces) light coconut milk
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
2 dried red chili peppers (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
Chopped cilantro for garnish
Place onion, green pepper, coconut milk, tomato paste, garlic, curry powder, garam masala and salt into the food processor or a high powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix. Process until smooth. Place chicken in the slower cooker, cover with the sauce and stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for five hours. I cooked mine on high for 3 hours and that was perfect. One hour before you’re ready to eat, mix the cornstarch with two tablespoons of water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add to the curry and mix well. Put the lid back on the slow cooker and cook for the remaining hour.
Serve with a big bowl of aromatic rice (such as jasmine or basmati) and garnish with lots of fresh, chopped cilantro.
Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Information for Curry only (does not include rice)
Per Serving: 265 Calories; 8g Fat (25.8% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 92mg Cholesterol; 856mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat. WWPP 7
It’s Friday! Are you as happy about that as I am? For some reason this has been a long, long week. We attended a funeral on Monday for the wife of a long time business associate of hubby Tom’s. It was a wonderful tribute to her life. It was also a story about unconditional love. Her husband of over 50 years continued to care for her through her Alzheimer’s disease. Even though it became more difficult to do so, he took her to the theatre, on vacations and ball room dancing. He wanted her to experience as much joy as possible while she could. Isn’t that beautiful?
We also found out that a friend of ours from our church back in Iowa passed away from cancer and he was only 57 years young. It just kind of takes the wind out of your sails and makes you realize how fragile life is.
It’s easy to take life and good health for granted. If you are able to eat healthy and exercise don’t waist time doing otherwise. If you have the gift of good health be sure to feed yourself well and sustain that good health. We don’t have control over a lot of things in life but most of us can control what we eat and how we treat our bodies.
Have you heard about Pinterest?
- Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.
- Pinterest allows you to collect, organize and share photos of all the beautiful things you find and like on the web.
- You can browse pinboards made by other people who share your same interests.
- You can collect photos to help you plan a wedding, decorate your home or get new recipes!
It’s so much fun. If you would like to check out my pinboard you can see it here. I’m just getting started there but it sure is fun to look at the beautiful photos. The main Pinterest board can be seen here. If you would like to join it is by invitation only right now, but I would love to send you an invite. Just leave me a comment letting me know you would like to join.
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