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Light and Summery Crock Pot Curried Chicken Soup

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This came out really tasty. It was a happy accident actually. When I first started making it, I expected it to come out thicker, because of the coconut milk. I think between the water content of the Trader Joe’s Light Coconut Milk, and the liquids that come out of the chicken, it caused it to thin out. I liked it that way though, instead of it being a rich, thick, creamy stew – It came out more light and refreshing like a soup, and sometimes a spiced spin on good ol’ chicken soup is just what the doctor ordered. I found the flavor interesting enough yet still refreshing, but if you are expecting some intense curry flavors, you may want to up the spice. In terms of influence, I would say it’s more on the Thai side of things.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Trader Joe’s Light coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup chicken stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 medjool date
  • 3-4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1-2 tablespoons turmeric
  • a few good shakes of
    • cardamom
    • cumin
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cayenne

The process couldn’t be any easier, which is the great thing about crock pots. I threw it together in the morning before heading out to work.

  1. Peel and cube the sweet potato, and chop the vegetables into large chunks. Throw them in the crock pot.
  2. Add the chicken, which should be cut into cubes. I use kitchen scissors, and just cut the breasts up right over the crock pot.
  3. Add the spices, liquids, and any remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours
  5. Towards the end you can take the lid off or leave it open a crack to thicken it a slight bit if needed.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

feb17GreenCurryChickenI LOVE Thai green curry. In fact, whenever we go out for Thai, I usually get some form of green curry, and just skip the rice. So I was extremely excited to try Kalustyan’s Thai Green Curry seasoning mix. I think it came out awesome, and unlike going out to eat, I know exactly what’s in it, and I don’t have to worry about mystery ingredients or added sugars.

Ingredients:

•4 teaspoons Kalustyan’s Green Curry Powder
•1 onion
•1 shallot
•3 small cloves garlic
•1 tablespoon coconut oil
•1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 can trader Joe’s coconut milk
•1 cup garlic sprouts
•1 can bamboo shoots
•1 can green beans
•4-5 baby Bella mushrooms
•1 package Asian salad greens
•1-2 lbs chicken breast

sauté the onions/garlic/shallots in a little olive oil and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Once it starts to brown add the curry powder, mix, and add the coconut milk. Let simmer for a minute, and Then add everything else. let it simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked and it’s done.


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