As a kid growing up one of my favorite dishes was always a stew my mum used to make. (yes, yes I know I told you she couldn’t cook, but this was so simple even she managed..lol) It was very slowly cooked and in my mind it always took the entire day. Making the whole house smell delicious. These days you have machines that do the thinking for you and allow you to cook dishes at a very low temperature for very long; a slowcooker or crockpot. I only ever made one single dish with this machinery and since it was taking up a fairly large part of my cupboard space in the kitchen I figured I should either use it or give it away.
To me what a slow cooker should be used for more is clever meal planning when you’re on a schedule so I chose to do just that. Tom and I had a product launch (from one of my customers) and would be back home fairly late in the evening around 8 pm. I would have to leave at 1 pm so figured I could get the dish going and come home to a cooked meal. And it worked!
I got the recipe from Kayotic Kitchen and basically followed it as per the instructions from Kay. It’s a simple dish and once in your slowcooker requires no additional work. I definitely want to do more of these dishes, but what I have found sofar is that a lot of them require some in between steps. While that is fine if you’re at home it is less desirable if you want your meal to be waiting for you when you get home. So if you have a wonderful slow cooker recipe, let me know!
Slowcooker chicken, potato and peanut stew
- 1 pound boneless chicken thighs 1 pound boneless chicken breast 14 oz sweet potatoes 14 oz potatoes
- 1 onion 1 jalapeño 1 garlic clove 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste thumb-size piece fresh ginger 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp ground coriander seeds 2 tbsp brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter) 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 cups chicken bouillon 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp oil