Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crockpot Chicken Curry

There are certain days that give me no time to make a proper dinner. I leave the minute the bus arrives home from school and don't return until 6pm. This is especially tough because there is still homework to do and I really like the boys to be in bed around 7:30. I've been search of crock pot recipes that may be healthier than versions of things I've made in the past. I came across this one when I was visiting my friend Jodie in Florida over Thanksgiving. I made it this past week and it was a huge hit with myself and hubby.

Now for the kids, Sam loved the chicken, Jonah liked the sweet potatoes. I think this will change in time when Sam gets past not liking vegetables and Jonah moves past the "I don't like Chicken" phase. In my house when I make a meal that isn't constituted a "kid" meal they have to try it, at minimum one bite. This may seem cruel but everyone's taste buds change, including your own. More often than not it's met with a "I don't like it" followed by a smile. I'm not saying this will always happen but don't assuming a picky child will always be picky about everything. Don't ever give up. I didn't like eggs or tomatoes until my 20's.

4 boneless chicken breast
1 small onion, chopped
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2/3 c. orange juice
1 minced garlic clove (I used 2)
1 tsp. chicken bullion granules
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 tsp. curry powder

4 TBLS cornstarch
2 TBLS cold water

Place chicken in slow cooker and cover with onions and sweet potatoes. Combine OJ, garlic, chicken bullion, salt, pepper, and curry powder. Pour over veggies. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours.

Remove chicken and veggies and keep warm. Turn cooker to high and add corn starch dissolved in cold water. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Serve chicken and veggies over brown rice and pour "gravy" over the top.

sliced green onions
shredded coconut
chopped peanuts
white raisins

NOTE: if you don't have a lot of juice left in the bottom cut the corn starch mixture in half.


  1. That looks really yummy Audrey, I love curry.

  2. Travis would love this recipe. I might have to give it a try even though I know there will be grumbles from kiddoes.

  3. Dude, I'm totally gonna make this! Dan and I both love curry and I've been getting these big bags of cubed, blanched frozen sweet potatoes from Alison's Pantry, so it will be SUPER easy to throw in the crock pot tomorrow morning. Thanks, Audrey!

  4. Yep, I've got some sweet potatoes sitting on the counter that need to get used up. Crockpot Chicken Curry, here we come!

  5. Hmmm I don't think I have ever made curry for my family, maybe I will have to try it and see how it goes. Who knows maybe they will actually like it.

  6. Made this tonight and it was a BIG hit, even with the kids! I made the sauce too thick, I might skip the corn starch next time and just let it be juicy over rice.

  7. I would like this, but the husband raised his eyebrows. I've yet to make a chicken crockpot recipe that stays moist (clearly haven't made that many with chicken right?)

  8. Audrey, I love your recipes. I wish I could just hire you to come cook for me every night. Hummm...

  9. Done, babe! And it was awesome!! Although, I didn't get started early enough, so I took a lot of shortcuts, sort of turning it into a stir-fry. I nuked the cubes of sweet potatoes, stir-fried the chicken and onions, and then combined everything with the rest of the ingredients. It was super-yummy! Thanks, Audrey!!