Prep your lunch or dinner for the entire week with these Healthy Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Bowls!
Oh haiiiiiii! Happy Monday. It’s actually Thursday right now as I am writing this. I’m trying to get ahead of the game here before a busy weekend. The last errrrr 6 weeks have been anything BUT that. I’m usually pretty organized with work and life, but with the launch of the Healthy Glow Collective and the holidays and travel…holy man did I feel behind there for a little bit. I finally feel like i’ve got my bearings back. I’ve even had a chance to watch Netflix. AKA finish season 6 of Shameless. Le sigh. There’s nothing worse than watching a season finale of a show and NOT REALIZING IT WAS THE SEASON FINALE. To make it worse, season 6 is the latest season of Shameless on Netflix, too! I just love that show. I love how they bring real issues of diversity, gender roles, poverty, etc. into perspective. I also love how the characters have morphed over each season. SO GOOD. Please tell me you’ve seen it!
It’s about 8:30PM right now and all I want to do is go to bed because I was up at 4:30 AM this morning because I couldn’t sleep. However, I try and have a STRICT 9:00 PM rule, where I have to stay up until then 😀 So? I just started The Parent Trap because it was just added to Netflix. We’re talking the 1961 version. Aw yeah.
Okay let’s talk about these bowlz now.
If you are a curry girl, this needs to be added to your meal plan! SO SO SOOOOO good. It’s made in the slow cooker because that’s what us Minnesota girls do with green curry paste and full-fat coconut milk (for both of these products, I use the brand Thai Kitchen because it’s the easiest to find and what I love most!). If you do one thing…please use FULL FAT! The flavor is so much better than that lite stuff and I really recommend it.
We paired this chicken with some lightly sautéed onions and peppers and a side of brown rice. Don’t forget to give a lime wedge a big squeeze, it really makes the flavor of this recipe.
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Shredded Chicken
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 4
For the Chicken
- 16 oz chicken breast (~4 medium)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 15 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons green curry paste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (more for topping)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons thai basil, fresh (or regular basil)
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Peppers
- 1 large green pepper, sliced
- 1 large red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
For the Brown Rice
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 cups water
For the Chicken
- Place chicken breast and minced garlic in a slow cooker. Turn to high and let cook on high for 2-4 hours or on low for 6-8 (depending on how strong your slow cooker is).
- Once cooked all the way through and tender, remove and shred chicken with 2 forks. Then, place back into slow cooker.
- Add the rest of the chicken ingredients and mix until combined. Let cook for 20-30 more minutes to thicken.
For the Peppers
- Slice 1 large green pepper and 1 large red pepper into thin slices. Then slice 1/2 a red onion.
- Heat 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large sauce pan to medium/high heat. Then, add in sliced veggies and sauté for about 5 minutes, just enough to flash fry them so they aren’t soggy. Season with salt and pepper.
For the Brown Rice
- Place 1 cup of brown rice and 2 cups of water in a medium pot. Turn to high and bring to a boil. Then, turn heat to low and cover. Let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all water has evaporated.
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 440
- Sugar: 6
- Fat: 21
- Carbohydrates: 33
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 30
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