March 25, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

I love curry and I love my slow cooker so I would only assume that the two would go together just lovely. I usually make my chicken curry on the stove top but had to give this recipe a try AND it did not fail. I have been holding on to this recipe for quite some time, it was meant for my freezer/meal plan cooking BUT I needed to try it out first before I actually added it to my list. I have never combined sweet potatoes, mango and curry in the same pot and wasn't really sure how this would turn out, to my surprise I really like it and will be adding this to my freezer meal plans.

Question to all of you.....have you ever seen yellow sweet potatoes??
I haven't until I moved to Tucson. I have only ever used and seen the red/orange sweet potatoes but never yellow or white ones. Our local grocery store carries yellow/white sweet potatoes and the red/orange yams. I can honestly say that I really didn't know the difference between the two so I did a little reading and searching. From what I gathered is the yellow/white sweet potatoes and the red/orange yams are pretty much the same thing, with very little difference.....the biggest differences are the moisture content and color, sweet potatoes have a lower water content vs. the yam. I also read that the yellow sweet potatoes are more common in the Southern states like Arizona and New Mexico so this could also explain why I hadn't seen them until now. (Next time I go to the grocery store I will take a picture of the two different sweet potatoes and share them with you)

SO I guess I have been eating "yams" and not really sweet potatoes...UNTIL today!!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

3 TBS flour
4 TBS curry
1 tsp cumin
salt & pepper
2 lbs chicken breast or boneless thighs **I used breast because that's what I had but do think that thighs would be just as yummy**
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups of carrots, roughly chopped
2 mangos, peeled and cubed
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 tsp chicken granules

****Now you can either make one meal (that will make 6-8 servings) or you can divide it into 2 gallon size freezer bags and freeze****


Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with rice or couscous.

If you are doing the freezer option: Combine all your ingredients EXCEPT the chicken bouillon cubes/granules. After combing all your ingredients divide it into 2 gallon size freezer bags, then add 1 bouillon cube or 1 tsp chicken granule to each bag. Shake & Freeze.


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  2. Thanks for posting this recipe, I plan to try this tonight. I have a question though, is there no liquid added? I'm not a great cook so was just curious how it all works! Thanks!

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog & recipes!!!
      I did not add any extra liquid to my recipe. The curry will be a little thicker, more like a stew consistency. You are more then welcomed to add liquid though....I would add maybe a can of chicken stock at the most and only if you want the consistency to be a bit more soupy like. I hope that helps, feel free to contact me for any other cooking related questions you may have :-)