I've had several friends ask me for this recipe that I first made about 2 weeks ago.
It was a HIT with my 13 year old daughter...so much so that she wanted to take the leftovers in her school lunch bag the next day! Dave and I enjoyed it too. It is super simple to make BUT...it is NOT really authentic Indian food. It is kind of "americanized". It was still good though. Next time I make it, I will use more curry and a couple of other Indian spices (like tumeric) to make it more like the Indian food we order from a local Indian restaurant.
The nice thing about this dish is it is low fat, easy, and everything gets cooked in the slow cooker while you are at work!
please note: the original recipe from Simple and Delicious magazine called for salt. I do not add salt.
You do have permission to copy this recipe!!
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CURRY
2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can northern white or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 c. thinly sliced sweet onion
1/2 c. chopped sweet red pepper
1 c. peach salsa
1 Tbl curry powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 c. fresh or frozen green beans, trimmed and cut in half
2 Tbl cornstarch
1/2 c. cold water
1 1/2 c low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 c. instant brown (or white) rice
- Place first 4 ingredients into slow cooker (crockpot).
- Combine the salsa, curry powder, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the top of chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Stir in the green beans about 30 minutes before serving.
- Combine cornstarch and water and stir until smooth; gradually add to the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or unti sauce is thickened.
- Meanwhile: in a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil and then add the rice. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand for about 5 min or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff with a fork.
- Serve on a platter and pour chicken/sauce mixture over the rice.
TIPS: I served this with a fruit salad of kiwi slices, purple grapes, and blackberries. Be creative and serve with whatever fruit your family enjoys or that is in season.