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Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

It’s no secret that we LOVE quick & easy freezer meals around here, especially ones that use budget-friendly ingredients!  Believe it or not, this tender, juicy, flavor-packed Chicken Curry is a winner.  It’s uses mostly basic ingredients, whips up in minutes, then goes straight from the freezer to the crockpot to the table, all while tasting like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen!

To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the sauce & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!

Chicken in the crockpot can get very dry, especially when it is cut into smaller pieces.  I used boneless skinless thigh meat rather than breast meat because it has a lot more fat, which helped keep the meat nice and moist.

 

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Here is what you need:

3-4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoon Garam Masala
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 red chili pepper, chopped
1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes or 2 15oz can diced tomatoes with chilies
4 tablespoons honey
2 cartons chicken stock
1 cup plain yogurt (cooking day only)
1 cup cooked rice (cooking day only)
 

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 1: Cut chicken into strips; set aside.

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 2: Chop chili pepper, and mince garlic; set aside.

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 3: Mix together lemon juice, chili powder, salt, garlic, ginger, red chili peppers, crushed tomatoes, honey, chicken stock, Garam masala, and melted butter.

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 4: Divide chicken into 2 gallon size freezer bags ( be sure to label bags first.) Divide mixture over top chicken.

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 5: Thaw if frozen; cook in crockpot on low for 3-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours; until chicken is cooked. (Note-don’t worry if your chicken isn’t all the way thawed.  It can also cook from frozen, it might just take a little longer.)

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 6: Once chicken is cooked; turn heat off and add yogurt to crockpot and stir.

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

Step 7: Serve chicken over cooked rice and along side some naan.

 

Easy Chicken Curry | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

 

7 Comments

  1. Juliette
    January 4 at 12:55PM

    Hi, I am so excited to get excited. My first year with this planner. I am checking out all the goodies.
    I LOVE, LOVE, this section! This is going to help me meal plan and CRUSH it! Thank you Ruth! 2017 is going to be epic! :0)
    This planner is all I can think about already, still getting acquainted with it, but wake up in the morning and run to my computer to read and check out everything that I can read to make this happen for me. I have a l.o.n.g. way to go. But, now I have a real plan! Woo Hoo

  2. Mary
    January 4 at 08:37PM

    Is this supposed to call for one red bell pepper not a chili pepper? I imagine a whole chili pepper would be incredibly spicey.

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 4 at 09:39PM

      I did use a whole chili pepper but if you are concerned about spice you can use less. Just remember to not keep the seeds.

  3. Joyce Fowler
    January 12 at 01:45AM

    The recipe at top seems to be doubled compared to one on bottom. Also did you use the tomatoes with chilies? It is not listed at bottom. Looks like a good recipe.

    Thanks,
    Joyce Fowler

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 12 at 06:59AM

      Hi Joyce,

      Thanks for catching my mistakes. You can use either the 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes or the 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes with chilies. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂

  4. January 15 at 01:13PM

    The recipe says to divide into 2 gallon bags. Does that mean 2 bags or x number of 2 gallon size bags.
    Later it says 4 servings, hmm.

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