There are two things I absolutely love: 1.) Chicken curry and 2.) Finding uses for the crock pot I rarely touch. This DELICIOUS recipe achieves both in an easy, tasty, sweet and salty solution for weeknight dinner, or a feast for plenty of friends. It’s one of my favorite go-to recipes. The portions listed below make an absolute ton of food, enough for 6–8 people or even more, or enough for a small family leaving infinite leftovers (score)!
As much as I adore curry, I usually steer clear of the recipes because the ingredient lists are just way too exotic and endless for my cooking habits on a typical evening. Trader Joe’s bottled Thai Yellow Curry Sauce directly addresses this quandary. Throw in some chicken, veggies, and peanuts and raisins to finish it off—all piled on Trader Joe’s Organic Jasmine Rice—and you have yourself one serious winner! Here are the deets!
What You’ll Need:
- 4–6 chicken breasts (Trader Joe’s All Natural Chicken, Boneless Skinless Breasts)
- 2 bottles Trader Joe’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce (no TJ’s near you? Buy it on Amazon and use generic ingredients for the rest!)
- 2 Russett potatoes
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 5–6 Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Carrots
- Trader Joe’s Roasted & Salted Peanuts
- Trader Joe’s California Thompson Seedless Raisins (Sundried Naturally)
- Trader Joe’s Organic Jasmine Rice (frozen section, three bags sold in one box; one bag serves two)
What You’ll Do:
1. Pull out the crock pot.
2. Layer chicken breasts in the bottom.
3. Chop carrots into small discs; peel potatoes and cut into one-inch cubes; slice onions into relatively small pieces; throw all on top of the chicken.
4. Pour two bottles of curry sauce over everything.
5. Cook on low for 8–9 hours.
6. When the crock pot timer goes off, it’s time to dig in, shred and stir! Using two forks, dive in and start pulling the chicken apart into shredded pieces. As you do, stir it all in with the vegetables, making sure the sauce soaks well into everything.
7. Right before serving, throw in handfuls of peanuts and raisins—in amounts totally based on your preference; I go a little CRAZY here because it’s the best part!!!—and stir.
8. Heat up the rice in the microwave.
9. Serve up curry on top of rice & enjoy!
As a final note, curry is incredibly versatile. You could easily use additional/alternative veggies or even fruits (bell peppers or apple) or toppings (shaved coconut or fresh cilantro).
Wait! As one more note, if you prefer, you could cut the chicken into chunks beforehand, rather than going the “shred” route.