Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

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I love soups and stews. Back when I was a kid my parents had a fun little theory that the reason I liked soup so much was that I was too lazy to chew. I think it’s actually a combination of two things: I’m generally cold, and my jaw comes out its socket kind of easily so yawning or eating hard/chewy things cause it to click and hurt a little bit. So I guess my parents were not completely wrong.

And I suppose they’re not all wrong about me being lazy either. Today I attempted to make Golden Curry even easier than it already is. For those who aren’t familiar with Golden Curry, it’s one of the easiest dishes to make. All you have to do is cook meat and vegetables, then add the block(s) of curry and water, mix, and you’re done! Easy, right?

But tonight I attempted (and succeeded) in making Golden Curry even easier. And it was all made possible by my trusty … wait for it… SLOW COOKER! I’ve probably said it a thousand times, but I’ll say it again: I LOVE my slow cooker. I can just do all my prep the night before, dump everything in the slow cooker before work, and hot, delicious food is ready when I get home!

This curry was sooo good. Of course the fact that I was fasting today may have played a part in that. Haha. My church has a retreat coming up this weekend and a bunch of us were fasting today in preparation. Personally I think I need to prepare myself for playing drums for the praise band. I love playing the drums, but I have a hard time not being super self conscious about how I sound. I know I shouldn’t be thinking about that and that I need to ask God to give me the right attitude and the right heart. I also think I need to spend more alone time with God… which is hard when trying to balance work, volunteering, church stuff and socializing. Hm…

At any rate, I’ll be playing this weekend and I don’t think I’ll have adequate time to practice. Gotta have faith that God can work despite that.

Agh, so much for going to bed early today. Ok. The recipe. It was really good. It needed something green (for the picture… maybe peppers or peas). Can probably feed approximately 3-4 people, but I would suggest adding another chicken breast.

Ingredients
1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
3 carrots, chopped into 1″ pieces
1/2 onion, sliced coarsely
1 large potato, cut into chunks (not too small)
2 cups water
1/2 8.4oz box Golden Curry mix

Put all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Serve hot on white rice.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Calvin Chen (@calvindeecee)
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 00:05:52

    celery. it holds up better to long cooking than peas or green peppers and also would’ve let you complete the french / cajun “holy trinity” of carrots, onions, celery (and the tart slight bitterness of celery helps offset the sweetness of carrots and onions)

    and i would’ve used chicken thigh or beef brisket :-p

    and hm i don’t own a slow cooker… does it really taste fine if you don’t brown the meat or veggies? i’ve heard from a lot of people it tastes fine…

    if you had a rice cooker with a timer you’d have a full meal waiting for you 🙂

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