Well, we finally moved back into our place about 2 weeks ago and I made this dish just after we moved back in.The place was a wreck and we only had a matter of days before I was leaving for the holidays in NC. I wanted to use the crock pot, so we could unpack and clean while a big hearty dish was cooking and we wouldn’t have to worry about dinner. I also thought this would be a great dish to fill the place up with the smell of delicious food to combat that yucky cold, industrial smell of paint and construction . . .
The new floors are pretty swanky, dark hardwoods that really pop against the new, lighter colored paint. This was a great dish to celebrate having such a dramatic new look throughout the whole condo.
I actually found this recipe clicking through some food blogs and eventually landing on kissmywhisk.com – it was super easy, as most crock pot recipes are – just adding the ingredients to the slow cooker, turning it on and letting it cook. I did add fresh chopped garlic and something I don’t cook with enough: fresh grated ginger.
The ginger really added an extra awesome layer of flavor and I will be seeking out more ways to use it. Also, can I just tell you how much I love curry? Definitely not something I grew up with in the South, but man it can be used to make some really great comfort foods.
For the chicken I used a mix of both white and dark meat, although this recipe can be adjusted to all of either – whatever your preference. I would also suggest doubling up on the greek yogurt if you like it creamier. I used the amount called for in the recipe and felt like it could have used a lot more. I also served with couscous, like the recipe called for. But I’m sure it would be great with other starches, such as potatoes or rice. The next time I make this, I might try serving with curried potatoes and cauliflower . . . anyway, enjoy!
- 1 package boneless chicken thights (1.5-2 lbs)
- 1 package boneless chicken breasts (1.5 lbs)
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 large (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3-5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1-1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 6 oz (approx 3/4 cup) plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- cooked couscous for serving
Add chicken, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, ginger, cayenne, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Stir together and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in yogurt, cilantro, and masala and serve over couscous.