“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life.”  Gabril

I had to bring a very positive attitude to this recipe.  You see, my husband claims he doesn’t like curry.  I seldom make curry dishes.  However, with all the shouting and stomping about the goodness of turmeric, I want to, on occasion,  slip a bit of curry dishes into his meals. He never seems to mind or notice that that’s what’s happening.

Perhaps, many years ago, someone served him an over-the-top spicy curry dish and he’s always associated that memory with the definition of curry.  Fear not, my prince.  I will not try to burn out your tonsils.


3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/2 cup, or more, chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T curry powder, more or less

1 cup canned coconut milk

1 t chicken bouillon powder

2 t more or less of xanthan or arrowroot


Place the chicken in your slow cooker.  Sprinkle in the onion and garlic.

In a bowl mix together everything else except the xanthan or arrowroot.  Pour or spoon the mixture over the chicken.  The xanthan or arrowroot will be added at the end to thicken the sauce.  Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for about 6 hours.  Check at 5 hours.  Mine was perfect at five so perhaps my slow cooker’s low is a bit high.  What’s a mother to do!

When the time is up remove the chicken to a platter and thicken the sauce.  This is great served with mashed cauliflower instead of potato.  It’s also good with a bit of broccoli cooked up and thrown into the mixture to give it a a bit of color.


A note about canned coconut milk – The light version is simply the regular version with water added.  If you want the light version purchase the regular and add water!

I went on the light side with the curry powder from my cupboard, which expired in 2007.  Not my cupboard, the curry powder.  Maybe I should get around to cleaning out my spices, except I’m not one to rush into anything.

Loveya – The Grandma




Grandma Pat View All →

Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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