This dish was one of those creations that results from an empty fridge. Playing Chopped is something that has resulted in many of our steady favorites, and rarely lets us down.
This dish is simple, and you can easily adjust the flavors based on what you have in your own home. I will warn you, it is insanely difficult to smell this cooking all day long. I wanted to dive head first into my crockpot and eat every last bit of it!
- (1) small red onion, roughly diced
- (1) large tomato, diced
- (2) medium garlic cloves, minced
- (4) chicken thighs (I deboned them in advance, and took out the vein, but you could totally just fish out the bones later.
- 1/2 cup of hummus
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tandoori curry paste (check the international foods aisle of your grocery store)
- 1/4 cup yellow curry sauce (again, int’l aisle.. Amazing stuff in there I promise)
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, curry powder and chili powder to taste (I would say I used about a 1/2 tablespoon of the powdered seasonings)
This is great because you just dump every thing in the crockpot, and let it simmer all day until you’re ready to eat. Then you just have to run a fork through the meat to shred it up quickly, and you end up with this amazing sight:
Before serving, I cooked up a 1/2 cup of lentils (added salt and pepper) and then mixed those in with the chicken. We wrapped the chicken-lentil mixture up in wraps with fresh corn, romaine and cucumber.
It was AMAZING. I had leftovers, some of which I ate for lunch, and the rest I actually ate cold with tortilla chips like a dip (I mixed in the remaining corn and cucumbers I had diced the night before). Sounds weird but I think that might have been my favorite way to eat it! I think it would also be delicious on naan, or pita chips!