Monday, December 31, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Curry

Ok, so this was one of the easiest curries I've ever made!  Plus, me and my husband quite enjoyed it!  My husband is Indian too, so he is a tad pickier than most about his curry.  We really liked this one because it had more of an authentic flavor to it than other recipes we have tried.  The only difference from the usual curry that we are accustomed to is that it has almost no heat to it.  Usually the curry we eat it has some serious spice to it, but this is extremely no heat.  So if you do like spice, then you will want to add some cayenne pepper, or anything else you think would taste good to add heat to the dish.  We still enjoyed it without the spice though so it was all good. :)  I did leave the raisins out, however, because neither me or my husband will eat them, I used 6 chicken thighs instead of breast halves (I like the meat better myself), and I added about 1/2 tsp of onion salt as well.  Lastly, I did not do the last step of adding instant rice to the slow cooker at the end.  Instant rice and curry just don't mix, in my opinion.  So I just cooked my meat and gravy on low for 8 hours and about 30 minutes before it ended, I made my own jasmine rice in a separate rice cooker.  You can decide which method you prefer.  I hope you enjoy this recipe!  It is seriously easy, no need to be intimidated, which curry can often induce.  And the meat was so tender, I could barely keep it together to serve it on my rice!  Very yummy, indeed.

Makes 6 servings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH plus 20 minutes on HIGH
4 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds), skin removed
1 tablespoon McCormick® Curry Powder
1 package McCormick® Chicken Gravy Mix
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium Golden Delicious apple, unpeeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup McCormick® Onions, Chopped
McCormick® Bay Leaves, broken in half
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 cup instant rice
1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut each breast half into 2 pieces. Sprinkle chicken with curry powder.

2. Gradually stir Gravy Mix into broth in slow cooker until well blended. Add seasoned chicken and remaining ingredients except rice; stir well. Cover.

3. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH.

4. Gently stir in rice. Cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes longer on HIGH or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Slow Cooker Tip: For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.

Gluten free:  use a GF gravy packet- the only flavor I had available to me at the time was Savory Herb, instead of chicken, but with the chicken broth included in the recipe, it was still delicious.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow this sounds so good! I can't wait to make this! I will put it on my next "to make" list! Also thanks for mentioning the gluten free tip because I have to have a gluten free diet! Hopefully the store I shop at has it!