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I recently re-discovered my slow cooker. But this time I was on a mission to find some delicious, unique recipes that didn’t call for a lot of processed ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised to find Martha Stewart’s Chicken Curry recipe. The version below is my adaptation.


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 5-7 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 16 thin slices/strips peeled fresh ginger (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, preferably Madras
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 packages frozen green peas (10 ounces each)
  • 1 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk (full-fat version)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (optional, for serving)
  • Cooked basmati rice


  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, toss chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, red bell pepper, curry powder, coriander, and cumin to coat. Season with 1/2 teaspoons salt. Cover, cook on high setting until chicken is fork-tender, about 4 hours (do not uncover while cooking).
  2. Stir in coconut milk and peas; cover, cook until peas are heated through, about 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken to a large bowl; shred with fork. Return to pot; toss with sauce.
  4. To serve, garnish with 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, if desired, and serve over freshly cooked basmati rice.