Rating: 3.5 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This classic Indian dish is so simple and bursting with flavor. This spicy crock pot recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Leftovers are definitely the best next-day lunch. If you prefer milder foods, reduce or omit the crushed red pepper. Throw in some coconut, cashews, or mushrooms for an even more unique flavor. Add a quick and easy basket of warm garlicky naan on the side of this beloved chicken recipe

Recipe by Oxmoor House September 2012


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8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chicken mixture, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan; place in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add ginger and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); sauté 2 minutes. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker. Stir in potato and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon stick).

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Turn slow cooker off; let stand 15 minutes. Stir in yogurt. Serve chicken mixture over rice. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 26.7g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fiber 3.7g; cholesterol 94mg; iron 4.1mg; sodium 507mg; calcium 63mg.