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Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Curry

Sometimes you really fancy a good curry but really can’t be bothered to stand over a pan for hours and don’t want another unhealthy take away.  I love my slow cooker! It facilitates my obsession with delicious food and my need/ want of ease. Having two little ones doesn’t allow much time or energy for cookery based adventures so having a few quick recipes that can just be chucked in the slow cooker and forgotten about is ideal. I would advise making a big batch and freezing half as an easy microwave meal for a later date. It will keep for about a month if frozen in an airtight container and will keep in the fridge for up to three days if stored correctly.

It’s mild and creamy with a serious amount of nutrition packed into every portion. I count 4 of your five a day and that’s not including the onion. Delicious, healthy and incredibly easy. What more could you possibly ask for?


Ingredients: (To serve 4)

1tbsp Olive oil.

500g Chicken breast, diced.

1 large white onion, chopped finely.

300g Mushrooms, diced.

35g Tandoori powder.

1 sliced red pepper.

3 Chicken stock cubes.

300g Baby spinach, rinsed.

2x 400g Tins of chopped tomatoes.

200ml Coconut milk.

5 Cloves of garlic, diced finely.

1 1/2 tsp Sugar.

1tsp Hot chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Tumeric.

5 Heaped tbsp Tomato Puree.

1 tsp Fennel seeds.

1 tsp Ground ginger.

250ml Milk (either whole or semi skimmed)

2 tbsp Chopped coriander.


Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and brown off the chicken for 3 mins.
  2. Add in the mushrooms and onion and fry for a further 2 mins.
  3. Add in garlic and fry for a further 1 min.
  4. Put all the ingredients in your slow cooker, other than the milk and coriander and then stir well.
  5. Cook for either 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Longer is better as it helps the flavours blend together but it will still taste great after  just 4 hours cooking time!
  6. Add in the milk and coriander and then stir throughly.
  7. Serve with rice and naan bread.

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