At this point summer is long-gone and fall has officially arrived! It’s time to put up those salad spinners and affix your slow cooker to the slow cooker for the foreseeable future. I love cooking in the slow cooker for 3 main reasons:
- Meals come together almost effortlessly
- The yummy smells waft through your house all day long
- It’s perfect for when you’re running from here to there all day long
This recipe for chicken curry is awesome and it’s everything you want from a curry: deeply flavorful, multi-dimensional, and a snap to throw together.
- 2 onions, minced
- 2 jalapeño chilies, stemmed, seeded, and minced
- 3 T vegetable oil
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 T minced or grated fresh ginger
- 2 T curry powder
- 1 T tomato paste
- 1 t garam masala
- 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 C water, plus extra as needed
- 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
- 3 T Minute tapioca
- 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
- Salt and pepper
- 12 ounces plum tomatoes (3 to 4), cored and chopped fine
- ½ C golden raisins
- 1 C frozen peas
- ¼ C minced fresh cilantro
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Microwave onions, jalapeños, oil, garlic, ginger, curry, tomato paste, and garam masala in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
- Stir chickpeas, water, coconut milk, and tapioca into slow cooker. Season chicken with salt and pepper and nestle into slow cooker. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours on low.
- Transfer chicken to cutting board, let cool slightly, then shred into bite-size pieces. Let stew settle for 5 minutes, and then remove fat from surface using large spoon.
- Stir in tomatoes and raisins, cover, and cook on high until heated through, about 10 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and peas and let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes. (Adjust stew consistency with additional hot water as needed.) Stir in cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with lime wedges. Serve over your favorite rice variety.
Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution
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