One morning last week, I had no idea of what to have for dinner so rather than stress about it I dumped so chicken breasts in the crock pot with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, turned it on low, and let ’em cook. By evening, curry was calling to me so I cooked up some onions, carrots, and garlic. I added some spices and coconut milk to the mix. Chop or shred the chicken and dump it in along with the tomatoes from the crock pot and voila’ supper was ready. Oh, don’t forget to start some rice first. That way, everything will be ready in about twenty minutes. Faster than going for take-out
Quick Chicken Curry
- 3 chicken boneless skinless breasts or thighs
- 1 15-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (I used cooking spray and 1 teaspoon of oil.)
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 ½ teaspoons minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 15-ounce coconut milk (I used the lite stuff.)
- Dump chicken breasts and fire-roasted tomatoes in crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred and set aside.
- When its time for dinner, add oil to hot skillet along with onions and carrots. Sauté for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
- Add garlic, ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Heat just until they release their aroma, 1-2 minutes.
- Add shredded chicken and tomato mixture.
- Pour in coconut milk. Heat through.
- Serve with rice. I always use Jasmine rice because I love the smell of it cooking. Yum!
Note: If you want to skip the crock pot, you can cube up some fresh chicken breasts/thighs and cook them in the pan before the vegetables. You can also use a rotisserie chicken that has been taken of the bone.
WW Friends: This recipe is 3 Smart Points when using chicken breast, lite coconut milk, and 1 teaspoon of oil. Rice is extra.
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