Slow Cooker Curry
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Here is an easy dinner for all of you busy families! I put everything in a Crockpot the night before. When I woke up, I pulled the Crockpot shell out of the fridge, plugged it in. When I got home, I had an awesome dinner waiting. I also served NAAN Bread (recipe in THIS cookbook) and Miracle Rice with it.
6 cloves garlic, minced
2-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
4 TBS curry powder
1/3 cups chicken broth
2 cups Coconut Milk (or sour cream) (or my homemade Keto Dairy Free Yogurt)
6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs, about 2 1/4 pounds
1 1/2 TBS Celtic sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets OR 2 packages Miracle Rice
1 red pepper, cut into slices
1 yellow pepper, cut into slices
1 green pepper, cut into slices
2 cups eggplant, cut into strips
1 bunch fresh mint, chives or cilantro leaves, chopped
1 lemon, cut in wedges
Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Add all the ingredients except the lemon wedge into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.
Divide curry evenly into bowls and scatter freshly torn mint, chives or cilantro on top. Serve with a wedge of lemon. Easy and yummy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per cup) = 292 calories, 10.2 carbs, 2.3g fiber
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I have done as you do before-load the crock the night before. I think I read not too long ago that for food safety purposes, you should not put the actual crock in the fridge w/ uncooked food. I think it supposedly takes too long to get up to temp. I have switched over to storing stuff in pyrex and dumping into the crock in the a.m. when I need to get everything ready in advance.
Just something to look into. I’ve done it, and it is probably fine most of the time, but maybe not that much work to put it into a different container and then dump into the crock in the a.m.
Hi Maria ~ I love your recipes! Have you considered an all crock pot recipe cookbook? For us non-cooks crock pots are a life saver! If I could do every recipe in a crock pot I would. Thank you for all your amazing recipes and nutrition info! Kate
Thank you! I am planning a crock pot cookbook that I hope to have out sometime next year! Stay Tuned! 🙂
This sounds really good-can you do it with chicken breasts and is the curry really hot and spicy? I love spicy-but my kids and hubby not so much lol maybe can add it in my own bowl separate? And yay! I have a slow cooker I never use so this would be a great cookbook and be awesome for at least a few nights a week to have a good dinner ready to come home to 🙂
Thanks! This recipe is not too spicy. 🙂
The cultured coconut milk seems somewhat hard to obtain. If I cant find it, is regular coconut milk an acceptable substitute?
Yes, that should work. It will have a slightly different flavor and you may want to use a little less (as milk won’t be as thick). 🙂
Hi – I made this last week and while tasty, did not look at all like your picture. Mine was more soup like and rather yellow from the curry. Definitely did not have the “creamy coating” the picture shows….Did I do something wrong or is this a picture of what it looks like before it went into the crock pot.
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I am sorry. I just updated the recipe a couple days ago. The Chicken broth somehow got changed. It should only be 1/3 of a cup. 😉
Hi Maria, I make my own kefir from whole milk…will it sub for the coconut kefir?
Yes, that should work. 🙂
Hi Maria! I am supposed to be making this today and have a couple questions. (Thanks for clarifying on the broth). I can’t find the coconut milk kefir. Can I use the yogurt or sour cream and coconut milk instead ? Does that reduce the broth even more and would I put the yogurt in for all day too? I’m thinking not. Also I’m using boneless thighs, it’s what I had, so thinking too it would not need as long a cook time? I appreciate it! 🙂
Sour cream should work. Yes, try cooking a little less and test a thigh for doneness. 🙂
Can you update the quantity for the chicken broth in the slow-cooker cookbook? I just noticed the difference. Mine is in the crockpot right now with the extra broth!
Sorry about that. We plan to the next time we order. We have to purchase thousands of books at a time to keep the cost down.
Everyone loved it! It was a little soupy, but had great flavor. I had to vamp a little and mix up my own curry powder. I’ll try it with less broth next time.
I tried to click on the link for the Naan bread but it didn’t go to a recipe. Is there a keto friendly recipe for naan?
The Naan bread recipe is in this cookbook. 🙂