Try it Tuesday – slow cooker basil chicken


This week I dug out my slow cooker to give 12tomatoes slow cooker basil chicken a go.

For this I needed

1kg of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 400g cans of coconut milk

2 jalapeños – finely chopped

1 red onion – finely chopped

6-8 crushed garlic bulbs

2 tablespoons of dried basil

2 tablespoons of yellow curry powder

1 teaspoon of chilli powder

I teaspoon of fresh grated ginger

1 tablespoon of cornstarch

and rice


I started by pooring the coconut milk into my slow cooker, to the coconut milk I added the onion, chilli, chilli powder, garlic, dried basil, and curry powder and mixed it all together. I switched the slow cooker to low and then seared all the chicken thighs added them to the slow cooker popped the lid on and forgot about it – well I tried to but it smelt so good !!!


About 20mins or so before we wanted to have dinner I shredded the chicken, added the ginger, gave it a quick stir and popped the lid back on, I then put the rice on to cook, once the rice is ready, dish up and enjoy !!!

this recipe says it feeds 6-8 and there was more than enough for us. What we didn’t eat I have stuck in the freezer for another day.

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