Slow Cooker Curry Chicken Recipe

6 Points+ Per Serving

Recipe Makes Approximately 6 Servings (depending on size of chicken)
Individual Serving is Based on 4-ounce serving of Chicken Breast + 1/2 cup of sauce OR 3-ounce serving of Chicken Thigh or Leg + 1/2 cup of sauce.

1/2 cup mild curry paste (such as Patak’s)
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
2 to 4 cloves garlic (depending on size)
3″ piece ginger root, peeled
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes (or 1 medium tomato cubed)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1.5 teaspoons ground cardamom
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 3-to-4-pound whole organic chicken, skin removed, cut into 8 pieces
2 medium yellow onions, cut into half-moons and thinly sliced
1 to 2 dried red chiles
fresh cilantro (or parsley) for serving

1. Combine curry paste, vinegar, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, cumin, cardamom, salt and pepper in bowl of food processor (or blender). Process until mixture is a paste.

2.Place cut up chicken in slow cooker.

3. Halve onions and thinly slice.

4. Layer onions on top of chicken and pour sauce over. If using dried chile(s), place into slow cooker.

5. Cover and set timer to 8 Hours on Low OR 4 Hours on High.

6. Serve with coarsely chopped cilantro. Excellent with Spiced Coconut Rice or Toasted Garlic + Parsley Quinoa. Enjoy!

NOTES: Patak’s Mild Curry Sauce is pretty readily available. If you have a hard time finding it, you can always turn to the internet. I have also seen a couple other brands at Whole Foods. If you buy a different brand, just recalculate the Points+.

If you want to use skinless, boneless chicken – I suggest a 2-pound combination of breasts and thighs (fat trimmed) cut into large chunks.

If you really want to save time, process the sauce the night before and store it in a container. Cut up onions and toss into a Ziploc bag. In the morning, just combine ingredients according to instructions below, set the slow cooker and head out the door to work!

I made this in a 6.5-Quart Slow Cooker. A 5-Quart Slow Cooker or above should be fine!

Recipe Inspired by Chicken Curry in a Hurry posted in Bon Appetit Magazine September 2009 (Yes, I am that person that rips out recipes and keeps them in a folder for what seems like forever for inspiration).

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