Cheat’s Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

I wish I could tell you this delicious dinner was a result of laborious chopping, stirring and simmering.

I wish I could tell you that when my friend sent me a message informing me she’ll be over for dinner today, I, well prepared for surprise guests as always, sauntered into the kitchen and began preparing for a luxury multiple-course dinner using exotic spices, fresh herbs and lashings of ghee, saffron, star anise and various other lavish-sounding ingredients.

I really wish I could tell you I toiled over this recipe to make it creamy, rich and falling apart to the touch by spending hours stirring the masala and simmering the chicken over low heat. I really do.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net

 

The truth is, everything was dumped into the slow cooker and forgotten. The truth is, I had an exam the next day and I didn’t have the time to prepare a luxury five-course meal. The truth is my fridge was virtually empty that faithful day.

The honest truth is: this is my laziest recipe to date.

It’s so lazy I’m slightly embarassed posting this. The only reason I am sharing this with you all is because the results are so delicious! The gravy of the masala is so thick and bursting with flavour, the chicken breast becomes so juicy and tender and the fragrant aroma in the house is so enticing that it would be a huge injustice not the share it with you all. Hence, I won’t speak much about the recipe. I will let the pictures do the talking.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net

I’ll just leave you all with the following humble request.

Please, never tell my Mother or my Mother-in-law that I used a jar of pasta sauce for a curry. And please don’t tell them I made it for my husband and a guest. Please.

 

Enjoy, with love.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net
Cheat's Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
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This is going to be the easiest recipe you will EVER cook! I don't always advocate the use of pasta sauce for curries, but when you're short of time, don't think it won't make for a delicious dinner - We all loved this one!
Servings Prep Time
3 people 0 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 people 0 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net
Cheat's Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
Print Recipe
This is going to be the easiest recipe you will EVER cook! I don't always advocate the use of pasta sauce for curries, but when you're short of time, don't think it won't make for a delicious dinner - We all loved this one!
Servings Prep Time
3 people 0 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 people 0 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Ingredients
  • 400 grams chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 500g jar pasta sauce
  • 3 frozen onion cubes (the equivilant of 1 large finely chopped onion)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp ground coriander (dhaniya powder)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin (zeera powder)
  • 0.75 tsp salt or to taste
  • 0.5 tsp garam masala
  • 0.3 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tsp red chill
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • any garnishing of choice
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put everything into the slow cooker and mix. Put on low and allow to cook for 4 hours, stirring once or twice if you're around.
    Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net
  2. Garnish with whatever you wish. I used julienned ginger and dried fenugreek leaves, but green or red chilli or fresh coriander would look fantastic too.
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