Wednesday, September 17, 2014

healthy chicken curry ~ crock pot recipe

In an effort to do more cooking at home (and eat healthier meals) I worked on an easy crock pot recipe this past week: Chicken Curry. 

I'm not super skilled in the kitchen, but I found this really easy to prepare and really tasty once it was finished! Aaron liked it too - so I think I'll chalk it up as a win :)


Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
1 pack chicken breast tenders (cut into chunks/cubes)
1 cup loose-pack frozen cut green beans **I used fresh green beans
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion **I love onions so I used a whole cup
1 14-ounce can vegetable broth
3-4 teaspoons curry powder

2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
Cooked brown rice (optional)

I also added red peppers and broccoli to mine and increased some of the veggie amounts since I love lots of vegetables in my meals.



Directions
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine chicken and chopped vegetables. 


2. Stir in broth, curry powder, and brown sugar. **I used a small whisk to get everything really mixed in

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 

**I made mine over the day last Tuesday, so I cooked on low for 6 hours.

4. Stir in coconut milk. **Again, used a whisk


5. Spoon rice (already cooked separately) into bowls, and ladle curry over the top.

Nutrition facts per serving: about 250 calories (without rice)


I plated this dish 2 different ways - on a plate over rice as an entree, and in a bowl as more of a soup dish.
This has some great flavors and was super easy - so I will definitely be making it again.
Maybe next time I will make a few tweaks...if I'm feeling creative!


 




6 comments:

  1. This looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing, girlie! xx

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  2. I'm not the biggest fan of Curry but my husband is so I might have to try this for his sake lol!

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  3. I absolutely looove curry! And i really do not get enough use out of my crock pot, so I need to try one out!

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  4. This looks so delicious! I'm not the biggest curry fan, but I've been giving it a try more often-- and I always prefer fresh vegetables too! I made a dish earlier this week that called for frozen and I think it was the one downside of the whole meal!

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  5. Yum! I can never resist an easy crockpot recipe, and I love that you have an option to make this dish two different ways. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. this looks delicious! i am all about easy and wish i used my crockpot more. yum!

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