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Sunday Slow Cooker:  Coconut Thai Curry Chicken Breasts

Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, are cooking for one, and/or don’t have conventional kitchens. However no matter what the situation, I always have the exact same recommendation. Buy a slow cooker and make a big crockpot meal every Sunday that you can eat throughout the week for quick healthy lunches and dinner. Not only will it provide a welcome home-cooked meal, it’s affordable and usually takes zero cooking knowledge.

Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Coconut Thai Chicken is one that is perfect for that situation. It can easily be made for around $10 (even less with chicken thighs), takes about 5 minutes to put together, and can be eaten all week in a variety of ways. Serve it with rice, mixed with 1.5 cups of chicken broth for a Thai Soup, on a bed of rice or spaghetti squash, wrapped up as a sandwich with fresh veggies, or on top of a salad with cold brown rice and edamame. It’s delicious, simple, and can provide healthy meals all week long.

Slow Cooker Coconut Thai Curry Chicken Breasts
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 199 calories, 7.8g of fat, 8.9g of carbohydrates, 1g of fiber, 34g of protein, Sugars: 3.6g
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1 14 oz. can light coconut milk
  • Up to 4 oz. green curry paste (or to taste)
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 12 oz. bag Asian vegetables (or up to 4 cups chopped veggies)
  • Optional: up to 2 whole jalapenos

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken to the slow cooker..
  2. Whisk together the coconut milk, 1/2 the curry paste, and brown sugar. Taste and add more curry paste if needed. If using the jalapenos for extra heat, add them whole to the crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours. Open and add the vegetables. Cook for 30 more minutes.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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3 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: Coconut Thai Curry Chicken Breasts

  1. Melissa on November 7, 2013

    I made this for dinner last night, it was delicious!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!!!

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  2. Mike on December 10, 2013

    I made this for my wife last night. It was good but not nearly as spicy as I would have imagined or liked, even with using all of the curry and adding jalapenos.

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  3. Cheryl on May 26, 2014

    Made this last night but only had red curry paste. It was delicious.

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