Thursday, June 27, 2013

Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry

by Elizabeth

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My sister actually came across this recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry a few years ago and it has been a favourite ever since.  We do eat a lot of Jamaican style curry when my husband cooks, and when I cook curry I tend to go with a more Asian style.  This is a nice break from the usual curry for us and is easy to put together quickly on rushed days.  I do think the flavour is reminiscent of a Canadianised Butter Chicken more than a traditional curry though – very tasty!  We always serve over rice.

I was surprised when I checked out the Kraft Website at just how close my curry turned out to the one they have pictured.  They call for 10 bone-in chicken thighs, and I do normally enjoy my Jamaican style curry with dark meat but I’ve found that this recipe goes much better with the white meat.  You could also swap the cream cheese for Coconut milk, the salsa for a can of tomatoes etc… It’s easy to adapt if you are missing an ingredient and don’t want to run to the store.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry
Serves 4
A super easy Chicken Curry recipe
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
  2. 1 jar (650 mL) thick and chunky salsa
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 2 Tbsp. curry powder
  5. 1/2 cup (1/2 of 250-g tub) Cream Cheese
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine next 3 ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
  3. Transfer chicken to platter; cover to keep warm. Add cream cheese spread to slow cooker; whisk until cream cheese is melted and sauce is well blended. Spoon over chicken.
Notes
  1. Tip: The heat of your salsa will affect the heat of the curry. I prefer Medium salsa with this recipe as Hot overpowers the curry flavour. Mild might be good if you have children who do not like spicy heat.
Adapted from Kraft Canada
Adapted from Kraft Canada
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gingermommy June 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I never thought to use salsa for my curry chicken. Good idea

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Stacy Scott July 21, 2013 at 12:33 am

WOW – This is too funny. My dad used to make Curry Chicken, as he one day found it in a recipe book, Bang it was a hit! I however never knew how to make it, as it seemed like so much work, I was surprised by this post and super excited at the same time, This is going to be a must try and boy oh boy it sure does Look easy to make. Thank you so so much for this post! I will be sure to keep you posted on how it turns out. I will also ask my dad his way of making it so you can have a couple different ideas too. Thanks so much again =)
Stacy

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Rebecca Parsons September 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Sounds amazing and I have never even had chicken curry!

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amy lovell October 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

wow looks super tasty!

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Laurie P October 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

We’re pretty big curry fans in this house. Never did curry in the slow cooker though….ya got me curious enough. Adding it to the grocery list! I’m not a fan of cream cheese, so I’ll be swapping it for coconut milk.

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Jennifer Saarinen October 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I LOVE curry! This sounds delicious :)

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Jon T December 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

Always on the look out for tasty slow cooker recipes. This looks good, though I would like to see if we can up the spicy a bit.

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Tiffany Wilson December 8, 2013 at 12:42 am

Never thought to use cream cheese! Sounds so good.

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Susan T. December 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Cream cheese and salsa! How interesting! I’ll have to try it!

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loriag December 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

I may just have to try this one. We love curry in our house and this is just such an easy recipe.

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Christina Ferguson January 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Just want you to know that I tried this recipe and it was fabulous. I also place chopped hard boiled egg over the chicken when plating it. Thanks for the great slowcooker recipe.

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loucheryl March 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I would love to try this recipe. It seems so easy and the ingredients aren’t hard to find at the grocery store.

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