Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry ~ SRC

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe
It seems like it's been forever since I've done a blog posting for Secret Recipe Club. Well, it's not actually been "forever", (just a month) since, as a whole, we all took a SRC break over the holiday season.

Here it is already, the end of January 2013 and we're all back into the full swing of things! I couldn't be happier to be cooking, baking, taking pictures and posting again  in this brand new year when all things are possible!

One of the many things I love about being involved in Secret Recipe Club (SRC) is that it sometimes makes me step out of my box a little and try things I maybe wouldn't have ordinarily added to my list of recipes to try. This was one of those recipes.

My  assignment this month was to a blog called "Without Adornment" and it's chief cook and bottle washer is a woman named "Bean"! I LOVE that!!! Bean is a young woman who has a passion for gluten free cooking, photography and her deep spiritually.  She is awesomely talented both in and out of the kitchen so if you get a chance to go and visit her blog, you simply MUST check out all her wonderfully artistic photographs and her wide collection of gluten and dairy free recipes. They're definitely worth a look and you'll be pleasantly surprised (as I was) how delicious life can be when you're gluten free.

I chose Bean's recipe for her Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry and we truly enjoyed the complex flavors of this dish. I especially loved the ease of preparation for this one and, as a bonus prize, of the smell in the house all day long as it cooked away on the counter top.

I did make only a few small'ish changes to Bean's original recipe but I believe the flavors still remain intact to her original recipe. I decided to make a cauliflower mash for the coconut chicken curry to rest atop instead of adding the cauliflower into the slower cooker along with all the other ingredients. I was very happy with how this turned out and was thrilled to have saved on the additional calories by not adding rice or pasta as the base.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
1 medium red pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
1 medium red onion, skinned and cut into chunks
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can coconut milk (I used light)
1 small can tomato paste
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon butter
2 head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into chunks
2 small russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

-In a large slow cooker, add the chicken breasts, red pepper, onion, carrots and garlic.
-In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, tomato paste, turmeric, cumin, cardamom, ginger, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, cinnamon and ground cloves.
-Add the coconut milk mix to the slow cooker, cover and set the dial to high.
-After a few hours (3 or so) , give the mixture a quick stir and cover again.
-Continue cooking an additional 2-3 hours until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
-Remove the chicken breasts from the mixture and shred the meat from all 4 breasts with two forks.
-Return the shredded meat back into the cooker, add the butter and cilantro, and stir to combine.
-Reduce the heat to low while you make the cauliflower mash.
-In a large stock pot, add the potatoes and cauliflower. Add enough water to cover and 1 teaspoon of salt.
-Cook over medium heat until both the potatoes and cauliflower are fork tender.
-Drain, add the Greek yogurt, butter and black pepper and mash as you would normally do to make mashed potatoes.
-Serve the Coconut Chicken Curry over the cauliflower mash and enjoy!!!

"I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille" ..... :)

 Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me Bean! We really did love it!!!

Until we eat again,

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