Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato

This is a great “beginner” curry, and by that I mean if you or your family have never had a curry before, this is a great place to start! It’s mild and incorporates a lot of ingredients that are kid and picky-eater friendly, such as bananas, apples, coconut milk, and chicken breast. I know, I know; bananas and apples? But believe me, it’s delicious! This curry has lots of great texture and flavor, and to be honest, is even better the second or third day. But don’t worry; it doesn’t taste like fruit! It is definitely a savory curry. The best part is that, yes, it is made entirely in the crock pot! I made this around finals when I didn’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, and even Kramer (a world renown picky eater) enjoyed this, as did my brother, who is a big fan of curry. Recipe after the jump, as always.


Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Your ingredients.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Chop up your onion and throw it in the crock pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Same goes for your jalapeno pepper.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
And your apple.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
And banana.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Crush your garlic and throw that in, too.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Chop up your tomato and chicken, too, and throw that into the pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
If you have some ground flaxseed, throw a few tablespoons of that in for good measure.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Toss in your curry, cumin, salt, bay leaves, and white wine.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Pour the coconut milk over all of that. Give everything a good stir.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Sprinkle your flour or Wondra (this is a thickening agent that I didn’t have so I just used flour. My curry wasn’t as thick as it probably should have been but still thick enough for my taste) over the top of it all.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
Set your crock pot on high for 2 or 3 hours or on low for 6 hours and go about your day.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
When ready, enjoy with some rice or naan. I made rice because I didn’t feel like going to the store for naan, but as soon as I told my brother that we were having curry for dinner, he stopped at the store on the way home from school to get his naan fix.

Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato

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Crock Pot Chicken Curry with Apple, Banana, and Tomato
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Serves: 5-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 apple, sliced but not peeled
  • 1½ cups diced tomatoes (I used 2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed (I used 4)
  • 2½ tablespoons curry
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup coconut milk (you can use the whole can if you like, but I used 1 cup to cut back on calories)
  • 2 tablespoons Wondra (or flour, if you have no Wondra)
  • 4 cups cooked rice or naan (for serving)
Instructions
  1. Spray your crock pot with Pam. Dump everything but the Wondra or flour into your crock pot and stir.
  2. Sprinkle Wondra on top of everything and stir to incorporate. Cover and place on high for about 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  3. Serve with rice or naan.

 

21 Responses

  1. Dragon says:

    I love all the flavours in this dish. Great job!

  2. Jon says:

    This looks delicious, and I’ve wanted to try making curry for quite a while, but I can’t help but feel like this would be too fruity, almost like a desert that ends up having chicken in it. (which would explain why the kid liked it >_>)
    What’s the most dominant flavor in the final product?

  3. healthybaking says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I love the texture that chopped apples give cooking, so this sounds excellent!

  4. Maag says:

    The title made my nose wrinkle a bit, but this actually looks really tasty. I might try this in the near future, thanks :)

  5. Tellie says:

    Hi, I stumbledupon your blog for the first time and I got to say that this looks delicious! I love curry AND I’m a picky eater and I am almost certain that I will like it. Definitely will try this recipe .

  6. Ferinannnd says:

    И опять об этом. Если поисковики научатся понимать смысл, то блогерам придется поизголяться, чтобы быть читаемыми и не похожими на других.

  7. Elyse says:

    Banana and apples sounds good to me! This curry looks fabulous–even for those of us who aren’t beginners at curry. Delish! I’m definitely saving this recipe for a great weeknight meal.

  8. Memoria says:

    You know you could make your own naan either the traditional way or the artisan in “five” minutes way. That would probably be even better than getting it from the store!

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  11. Crienna says:

    I don’t have a crock pot so do you think I could cook this on the stove? Also I am vegetarian so what do you think is a good alternative to chicken? Tofu? Lentils?

  12. Amber says:

    Trying this recipe tomorrow!

  13. Gabrielle says:

    I just wanted to let you know how well this curry turned out. It was so easy to make & it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Amber says:

    I’ll be making this for the 2nd time today, and was wondering if you have to use Granny Smith apples or can I use Fuji instead?

  15. Laurie says:

    This is amazing! I was out of Bay Leaves and added carrots and green peppers about an hour before it was done. I have been looking for a curry recipe that tasted reminiscent of the stuff I get in a restaurant and this is it!

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  18. thecrepesofwrath says:

    Jon: It definitely doesn’t taste fruity at all, the fruit adds more texture than anything else. It tasted like a chicken curry and the banana and coconut milk made it a bit thicker and creamier. It was definitely savory.

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