Brazilian Curry Chicken

Don't be frightened by this picture. I swear it actually tastes better than it looks. But I had to take this picture at 5am (you know the lighting is fabulous at that time) before I left for work, while I was packing it away in my cute little Tupperware. Remember how important cute Tupperware is?? Based on the picture, I guess I also have giant hands. Cute, real cute. I'll think of it as a positive trait though, it's just a bigger surface area for me to grab snacks with. Ok, I'm done freaking out about my man hands.

Anywho. I found this recipe idea in a CookingLight magazine. Jesus, I love that magazine. Trashy celebrity magazines come a close second, but CookingLight really gets me going. The pictures make food seem so much more exciting than it actually is sometimes. So I decided to recreate this little masterpiece and it was DELICIOUS. And if you don't like curry, I DON'T LIKE YOU!! Ok, that was a bit over the top. But seriously, get your head on straight. Curry ranks up there along chocolate and nut butters...aka, high!

What you need:
  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken, throw in a mixture of boneless, skinless thighs AND breasts*
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 4-6 tablespoons curry powder (hell, throw in the whole jar!! kidding)
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped into 1 cubes (i used yellow and red)
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth

What you do:
  1. Grab out your crock pot!! Wooooo crock pot time!
  2. Add in the coconut milk, tomato paste, garlic, ginger, curry powder, salt and pepper and whisk together.
  3. Add in peppers and onions.
  4. Next, add in chicken and pour broth over the chicken.
  5. Mix all ingredients together to completely cover the chicken in the curry mixture.
  6. Cover and cook at low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  7. Then eat it in a cute Tupperware bowl. Or that way.
*I often buy skinless, boneless chicken thighs because they're usually about $1.00/lb cheaper than breasts. I usually will cut off the excess fat on the thighs because the fat can become overwhelming and can also harbor some unneeded crap in it. Looking to save some money? Try just buying thighs or half thighs and half breasts.
Grocery List Helper:
  • Chicken Breasts: 1lb for $3.65/lb at King Soopers
  • Chicken Thighs: 1lb for $2.99/lb at King Soopers
  • Onion and Peppers: on sale at Sunflower Market
  • Coconut Milk: 365 brand at Whole Foods: $1.19/can
  • Chicken Broth: on sale at Sunflower Market at 2/$5.00
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