July 3, 2014

lentil curry chicken

as lorelai gilmore once said "with tater tots i can just rip and dump." this isn't tater tots (tho i do eat those on a near weekly basis) but it's pretty much rip and pour.

i claim to be a big fan of crock pot cooking. i say "claim" because tho i'm a "fan" i don't cook crock pot meals very often. the main reason is that the 8-6 hour cooking time isn't always convienent. i have to have this cook overnight and if i'm just a few minutes late putting it on, morning ruined. i really shouldn't blame the crock pot, it's poor planning on my part really.

lentil chicken curry crockpot meal
all you need

2 cups lentils
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cans (4 cups) chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon corriander
dash of cayenne pepper to taste
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
4 cups fresh spinach
4 chicken thighs
fresh cilantro

dump it in
cook for 6 hours

lentil chicken curry crockpot meal
the green bowl is not helping

while this smelled really good while it was cooking, it didn't taste that great. the spices got lost in the mix and it basically tasted like lentils and cauliflower. i ended up adding more spices to it when reheating. everything was really tender after cooking, the chicken fell apart beautifully.

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