Back-to-school means slowcooker meals

…at least around my house. Back to school means planning out dinners and lunches at least a few days (or a week) in advance. And often at least a couple are things that can be left all day in a slow cooker or prepared during nap time and then popped in the oven .

My toddlers will generally eat anything made with coconut milk, and even the reluctant among them can usually be convinced to eat a “wrap.” My 7 yr old its a harder sell.
But, I recently had great luck with both my boys eating butter chicken wraps while camping (also a success!).

So last night we tried a “Yellow Curry” Wrap.
Im going to say it was a solid success, which is to say most of us loved it and one of us (grudgingly) ate it to maintain their privileges, albeit without complaint, which is a success in and of itself.
Best part, 20 min prep and another 5min before serving. The rest is cook time, and is up to you.

Print Recipe

yellow curry casserole

Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 2 hr

Total Time: 2 hr 20 min

Serves: 6 – Yeild 1 dozen wraps

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs chicken 2 lg chicken breast
  • 4 Tb yogurt
  • 12 lemon’s juice
  • 2 Tb garahm masala
  • 4 Tb curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 12 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 tsp all spice
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Tb oil
  • 1 Tb butter Optional
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1″ piece ginger minced (1tsp dry)
  • 1 apple Chopped
  • 2 Tb flour/cornstarch
  • 12 c cauliflower
  • 12 c potato
  • 1 can chick pea Optional
  • 1 c chicken broth Or water
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • 14 c raisins
  • 14 c almonds/cashewsRoti Dough Or use Large Flour Tortillas
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 tb baking powder
  • 1 c water
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tb butter/ghee melted or veg. Oil

Directions

    1. roast spices then combine all but 1 Tb with yogurt and lemon juice in bottom of casserole/slow cooker
    2. add chicken stir to coat.
    3. add butter to pan with remaining 1 Tb spice add onion ginger garlic apple. Saute.
    4. stir in flour/starch cook 1 min -will be clumpy
    5. then whisk in stock/water
    6. add all veg bring to a simmer add coconut milk. Bring to a simmer.
    7. Pour into casserole/slowcooker. Stir to distribute liquid. sprinkle with nuts let cook.
    8. IN OVEN 1 or more hours @350 till liquid is reduced.
      IN SLOWCOOKER with lid a jar, on high 5hrs
    9. serve over rice, or wrapped in flat bread. we often use flour tortillas, but if i have time the homemade roti bread is delicious.
    10. Once its wrapped  seal it closed by setting into a warm dry pan and let brown slightly before flipping.
      It can also be sealed using a sandwich press, foreman grill, or similar.

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