Crockpot Chicken Curry
This afternoon I suddenly realized I didn’t know what we would eat for dinner, because all I had was these odds and ends of things…and somehow I was able to throw stuff into my 2 quart slow cooker at 2:30 and have an awesome dinner at about 7.
This is one of those posts i feel like I should apologize for, because it’s not a post as much as it’s a place to deposit a new recipe I don’t want to lose. But if anyone else tries and enjoys it…why not?
Crockpot Chicken Curry (or you could leave out the chicken entirely, really)
In the crockpot, unceremoniously dump the following:
- 1 cut up baby summer squash you forgot to do something with the other day
- that half onion that’s going to go bad if you don’t do something with it
- those 6 desiccated baby carrots (or 1-2 ordinary ones) in the crisper
- 1 small jalapeno or other hot (or not hot) pepper that’s starting to shrivel
- 2-3 frozen chicken thighs from the corner of the freezer
- 1 tbs curry powder (I use Penzey’s)
- 1 tsp+ fresh minced ginger
- 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 14oz. can diced tomatoes, not drained
- 1 tsp salt
Cook on high about 4 hours; remove and cut up or shred chicken if using, then put back in pot. Like I said, you can totally skip the chicken, and this would make a great vegetarian curry. (Sort of duh, if you leave the chicken out you’ll want to add more veggies, or call it “curry soup.”)
Shortly before serving, add:
- about half of that can of light coconut milk that’s been sitting in the pantry for God knows how long–or a little more, or a little less, depends how much you like coconut milk.
Stir, taste, correct seasonings and add salt if needed. Serve over rice or with naan bread.
Obviously, the veggies are completely inexact–potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, all kinds of things could go in this. It was seriously good, it tasted, well…right. I think it was the coconut milk, which is something I rarely cook with, that gave it that real curry-like flavor. I need to revisit that ingredient (especially since I now still have half a can in the fridge…)
Buon appetito! (Pretty low cal, too!)