Recipe: Paleo Crock-Pot Chicken Curry

Easy, fast meals and the paleo diet are words that are challenging to use in the same sentence. I realized this shortly after test driving this “new style of eating.” Paleo is a more thoughtful way of eating—thoughtful in terms of what you eat and how to to prepare it. That’s not to say there aren’t quick paleo recipes that are delicious. However, our society tends to associate fast meals with convenience foods, a “no-no” when it comes to paleo eating.

Here’s the secret: invest time in the prep, but leave the actual cooking to the professionals—the crock-pot. Pop all your ingredients in the morning of and you can come home after a hard day at work to a piping hot meal to warm you up! If only cavemen had it that good. This recipe is also perfect for your Super Bowl party…just sayin’.

Paleo Crock Pot Chicken Curry

Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1.5 pounds of boneless chicken breast, diced
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp red curry paste (try Thai House for paleo-friendly)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/4 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. Turn crock pot to low before starting prep.
  2. Pour coconut milk and chicken broth into crock pot and add curry paste. Stir until dissolve.
  3. Cut chicken into 1″ cubes. Place into crock pot and stir.
  4. Chop onion, red pepper, and green pepper into 1″ cubes. Place into crock pot and stir.
  5. Chop 1/4 of cauliflower head into florets and place into crock pot.
  6. Quarter cabbage head. Cut 1 of these wedges into thin strips and separate. Add the cabbage to crock pot and stir.
  7. Minced 3 cloves of garlic and add to pot.
  8. Cover and let cook on low for 4 hours.

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Carly Sippel is a registered yoga teacher, certified life coach, and nutrition nut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She turns her passion into practice, promoting healthy bodies in both her personal and professional life.