Sarasota's Simple Creamy Curry Crock Pot Chicken

"Now, I am not the biggest crock pot fan ... but now and then, it definitely comes in handy. Also, I am not a huge curry fan either, but my girl friend made this a few weeks ago and we had some leftovers for lunch which were great. I now have the recipe, but can't take credit, other than I would add some onion and fresh herbs, and serve over rice, but otherwise ... it is a simple seven (7) ingredient dish. It is inexpensive and easy and a couple of simple sides like rice and maybe some roasted green beans or broccoli make this a very nice weeknight dinner. One suggestion ... I really think that a pan saute of the chicken prior to adding it tot the crock pot really adds a lot of flavor. You can pan sear the night before and add to your crock pot. Then in the am ... simply add the onion, salsa and curry and turn to on. Easy and delish."
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins
10 chicken thighs




  • Chicken -- In a large saute pan on medium high to high heat, add the oil and saute the chicken until lightly golden brown on each side. Don't over cook, you are just getting a light sear on the chicken. Remove from the pan and let cool.
  • Crock Pot -- Once cool, add to the crock pot. NOTE: If doing this step the night before, just add to the crock pot along with the cut onions in a baggie, put the lid on and put in the refrigerator until the am. It saves time so you don't have to sear the chicken in the morning.
  • If not, after you add the chicken, finish by mixing the curry powder and garlic right into the jar of salsa and pour that and the water right over the chicken. Add in the sliced onion and put on the lid.
  • Cook -- 6-8 hours on low. As we know, newer crock pots tend to cook hotter, and also the size and style matters as well. My oval takes 6 hours, 7 for my round one. However is you don't do the pan searing step, they may take longer and especially if you buy bone inches But I think 6 hours is a good starting time to check them.
  • Finish -- One the chicken is done. Remove from the heat to a plate and cover with foil. Add the sour cream and parsley to the salsa for a nice creamy sauce. Just stir to combine, it will heat up in just minutes.
  • Serve -- I prefer to serve this over rice and maybe garnish with some diced scallions. This really is a nice easy dish with great flavor. ENJOY!

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  1. kblacklance
    This was very tasty. My kids even liked it! My chicken was frozen so I did not sear ahead of time and it still turned out good. I assume that the searing would make it even better. Thank you!


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