Just 6 ingredients to toss into a slow cooker. The result is super-flavorful and the yummy smells will have your neighbors stopping by…
I love a good two-ingredient recipe. And when time is really, really tight, I throw 1 pound of chicken and 1 jar of salsa in the slow cooker and rush out the door.
But when I have at least ten minutes to prep dinner, I throw just 6 ingredient in the slow cooker….and then set-it-and-forget-it.
There’s just a couple tricks to make sure everything comes out just right:
- Vegetables actually take longer than meat to cook in the slow cooker. Because they are denser, place veggies like potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots on the bottom so they are nearer the the heat source.
- Place meat on top of veggies. Meat juices will drip down and flavor everything.
- Mix together spices and liquids then pour over everything. This ensures the top layer stays moist and is flavorful.
As I said, this recipe goes together in no time, but to quicken it even more, buy pre-cut sweet potatoes and pre-chopped onions – which are now easily found in the produce department.
Here’s my family’s review of this Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes:
3 year-old: “Too spicy.” So she mixed in plain Greek yogurt – and ate a lot.
6 year-old: “I love chicken-on-the-bone.” So he got two pieces with the bone and loved the sweet potatoes and rice.
8 year-old: “I don’t like chicken-on-the-bone.” So she got two pieces without the bone.
11 year-old: “More please.”
Husband: “That smells great – even before I opened the door to come inside the house.” Thanks! (: Just 6 ingredients to yummy smells: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes via @tspcurry Click To Tweet
Let me know what your family thinks! What are your favorite quick-fix dinners?