Friday, February 4, 2011

Crockpot coconut chicken

I'm clearing out my pantry and freezer in preperation for a major kitchen renovation.  Major.  Walls will be knocked down and ceilings raised.  To get ready, I'm trying to use up everything in my pantry (the pantry will be demolished) and freezers.  Thankfully I have a second fridge/freezer in my laundry room so we can live for a few months without this appliance in the kitchen.  I need to be able to condense the two fridges into one though.  Another way I'm trying to prepare is to make a list of dinners that I can make in a crockpot on top of my washing machine.  The thought of dinner being cooked on top of the washing machine amuses me now, it might not be so funny in a few months.

This dinner takes care of both kitchen reno prep duties.  There are only three ingredients that were pulled from my pantry and freezer.

Crockpot Coconut Chicken
(serves 2 adults and 2 small children but could definitely be doubled)

3 chicken breasts
1 can of coconut milk
1 Tbs. garam marsala

Place the chicken breasts in the crockpot.  Top with coconut milk and garam marsala.  Cook on low 8-10 hours.

The end result is a chicken breast that is incredibly tender and has a mild flavor.  Both of my kids gobble this up. I typically serve it with buttered broccoli.