March 2, 2015

Crockpot Chicken Curry

Recipe challenge, week nine.

So, let's say you have naan leftover from all that naan pizza you anticipated making last week?  I mean, eight naan pizzas would be a lot to eat in one week.  Even for me, the adult who will admit that pizza is her favorite food.  

Well, you can make some curry and dip that naan in it.

We have a friend who loves to make curry but won't give me his recipe because he claims he doesn't use one (I don't believe him).  I've done curries in the crockpot and have been very satisfied with the results, but sometimes I just don't want to put dinner in the crockpot at 10am in order to have it ready by 6pm.  This curry cooks super quickly on low in the crockpot because I gave it a headstart on the stove.  While this may defeat the purpose of a slow-cooker, it lets you control when dinner is ready AND the chicken gets brown and crispy and more flavorful.  

Crockpot Chicken Curry
serves 4-6

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders, cubed
Olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin

Coat the bottom of a frying pan with olive oil and heat to medium.  Add in the cubed chicken and sprinkle with spices.  Toss to coat.  Brown the chicken for a few minutes, but you don't need to cook it all the way through.

In a 4-quart or 6-quart Crockpot, add:

1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch of ginger root, peeled and grated
1 1/2 T. curry powder
1 T. tomato paste
1 can full-fat coconut milk

Stir all those ingredients together and then add the chicken.  Stir again and put the lid on.  Cook on low for 2-4 hours.  It won't take very long!

Serve with naan, couscous or rice.  


  1. That is a brilliant way to use up naan. Although now I'm craving good pizza. Pizza is pretty darn good, even if it doesn't sound very 'adult' to say so.
    I pretty much never make curry from scratch, but I love it. It was the main dish at my graduation open house in '12 but my brother made it because his curry is amazing. He also doesn't use an actual recipe or measuring spoons, but our neighbor taught him how back in Malaysia--her method of cooking was 100% "handful of this" "pinch of that" style.

  2. This sounds really good! I wish I had all those ingredients on hand for tonight...

  3. I need to make this ASAP. I'm the only one in my family who will eat it but that's just fine. Less I have to share.

  4. I love curry, I just never think to make it all that often for some reason. I did make that naan this weekend though - I need to do some tweaking but it was pretty good!

    ...I think I'm the only person in the universe who doesn't really care for pizza.

  5. i freaking LOVE curry. i havent made it in the crockpot, but i make a quick one on the stove with chickpeas and spinach. yum. anywho, printing this. so, because i leave for work/gym at 6am, can i put this in the crockpot without doing the first step? because the only way i would be able to prepare and then cook for 2-4 hours is if i did it on a weekend.

  6. This looks delicious. And easy. Adding to my must-make list.

  7. Yum, Crock Pot recipes are my absolute favorite! This looks great!

  8. Not a curry fan! I keep trying and just not liking it.

    I do, however, love naan.


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