Cooking attempt #2017-01 – Sweet Chicken Curry
As part of my goals for the year, I made a list of a bunch of different recipes that I want to try out. From that list, I prioritized a few (a precursor to my Level 1 settings in my goals), and Jacob made the first selection to try — a Sweet Chicken Curry in the Crock Pot / slow cooker (Sweet Chicken Curry (in a slow cooker) (REC0005)) from a diet cookbook. We gave it a go on New Years Day.
It is a relatively easy recipe. Only four ingredients to prep (chicken, a bell pepper, an onion and a tomato), throw them all into a crockpot. Combine four more in a bowl and pour on top. The big ingredient (besides chicken and curry) is in this step — mango chutney!
I confess I couldn’t even find it in the grocery store. I looked in with the pickles and things (condiments generally), nope. Tried breakfast spreads, nope. Somewhere near baking aisle I found some other fruity things, nope. Finally asked. Of course, I’m adding it to a curry recipe like a glaze, so it was where it should be — with the Asian groceries.
Anyway, all combined, it looks like this:
We cooked it 4.5 hours (it suggested 3.5 to 4.5), and then it looked like this:
I figured the result would be at least edible — how far wrong can you go with 8 ingredients, including three veggies and some chicken? But it was the “sweet” mango chutney that made this amazing. I immediately started wondering what else I could put it on…maybe some pork like a glaze for baking. It really is awesome. And listed at just over 300 calories per serving.
Thumbs up from me, Jacob and Andrea…can’t ask for more than that in trying out new recipes.