Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Slow Cooking Thursday for May 24
Sandra had mentioned this feature of hers and so I decided I would try and join in this week by sharing a recipe I tried on Sunday. I love doing a crockpot meal on Sundays and having everything all ready when we return from church. I found this recipe originally on FlyLady's site; it was one of many sent in by her readers -- and adapted it to our tastes.
1 can lite coconut milk (made by Taste of Thai) 1 can cream of chicken soup A few tablespoons of apple juice concentrate 1 tsp. curry powder Sliced mushrooms to taste Baby onions to taste Baby carrots to taste Frozen peas to taste Boneless chicken breasts to feed your family Salt & pepper
Mix together the coconut milk, soup, juice, and curry powder in the bottom of your crock pot liner. Add remaining ingredients and sprinkle with salt & pepper. (You might think this isn’t necessary along with the curry powder -- that’s what I thought --but I found that it was.)
Cover crock pot and turn to high for an hour or two, then turn to low for 3 to 4 hours. (Or you could simply cook it for 8 hours or so on low.) Serve over rice or pasta.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
The vegetables and cream soup on this can be varied -- use whatever kinds you like, have on hand, or think would taste good. This is just what I used. If you’re going to serve it over rice, I think this would be nicer if it was thickened a bit with cornstarch. It was just a little too soupy. But the flavor is delectable. It is a very, very mild curry flavor as the coconut milk really mellows it out. If you really love curry, you will probably want to consider adding more curry powder.
For serving this right after church, I used the Uncle Ben's Ready Rice -- the brown rice. (90 seconds in the microwave!) I served it with a bagged romaine salad -- quick and easy!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.