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A Year of Slow Cooking

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

CrockPot Thai Curry Recipe


Day 191.

Hello! Have I mentioned yet that I'm on TV today?! Hold me.

When I filmed the segment, Rachael gave me two curry recipes. She had heard through the producers about my sad attempt at making a coconut curry recipe, so gave me two recipes that her kitchen staff perfected for the Crock-Pot--one Thai, and one Indian.

I finally (it was so hard to wait!) made the Thai version yesterday. I'm going to make the Indian version today, and will post that recipe tomorrow.


The Ingredients.

- 1 13.5-oz can coconut milk
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1 T soy sauce (La Choy is gluten free, and so is Tamari wheat-free)
- 1 T Thai red or green chili paste, or more to taste (I used red, and went with 1.5 T)
- 1 t fish sauce (optional. I put it in because I was thrilled to have another use for fish sauce!)
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/2 large eggplant
- 1 sweet potato
- chicken thighs (I used 5 frozen boneless, skinless)

And! 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and grated. I bought this. I totally forgot to use it. It's probably for the best, since we aren't huge ginger people.

The Directions.

Combine the sauce ingredients: coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili paste, and fish sauce in the bottom of your crockpot stoneware. Taste. If you think you need more chili paste, add some, carefully. It's hot stuff!

Add the chicken pieces to the sauce, flipping them over a few times so they get nice and saucy.

Wash and cut the vegetables, and add to the crock.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6. This is done when the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables have reached desired tenderness.

I cooked ours on high for 5 hours. The vegetables were soft, but not squishy, and the chicken was cooked, but still had shape.

Serve over white rice.

The Verdict.

This is good, very good! Rachael and her staff know what they are doing! The prep time was right about 20 minutes, and although it looks like a bunch of ingredients, it came together easily. If you are assembling the night before, put the chicken in the sauce to marinate, but keep the vegetables separate until the morning when you plug in the crock.

This dish is full of flavor that is so on-the-money. It was not too spicy, and the kids ate a good amount--mostly the chicken. And one of them dipped it in bbq sauce, but whatever.

I'm excited to try out the Indian, and do a side-by-side comparison!


Indian Curry
Indian Chicken
Vegetarian Curry
Thai Coconut Soup
Lamb Vindaloo
Tomato Curried Potatoes
Indian Spinach with Potatoes

143 comments:

Robyn said...

Definitely am going to try this -- Hubby is convinced he doesn't like curry, but I don't think he's ever had it.

AND I'm KICKING myself for not tivo-ing Rachael Ray today! I forgot about the new date. PLEASE tell me it will be on her website...!

Astrid said...

I can't wait to try this one! It sounds great and I love anything made with coconut.

Is there any way to watch the episode online?

sara said...

can't wait to try this and can't wait to see you on TV!

oh amanda said...

Tivo is set!!

John Deere Mom said...

Hey! So I NEVER watch daytime TV. But, I had the kids semi-occupied, so I sat down with my bowl of cereal, turned on Rachael Ray and THERE YOU WERE! So exciting!!! Congrats!

Brittany said...

Hi there -- can you tell me where you find boneless, skinless chicken thighs? I've searched high and low in grocery stores near me and haven't been able to find anyone who is even aware that they exist. Any advice you have is appreciated. Thank you!

Leslie said...

Yum! This looks almost identical to the recipe I make. The only change I do is to whisk in 3 or 4 TB of flour when I add the coconut milk -- just gives it a thicker sauce when it is all done. Thanks for reminding me about this crockpot fav! :)

Kim said...

I just watched you - you looked great by the way :) I am waiting for the Indian curry recipe. I have been browsing the archives of your blog for a couple days and have my favs bookmarked.

Great job so far and best of luck for the rest of the year!

kelly gibson said...

looks yummy!! and we love curry around here.

watching RR with bated breath!!

Anonymous said...

I have my TIVO set!

Question about using frozen chicken in the crockpot... don't you get that white goopy cooked blood in your food? That is my one real gripe with crockpot cooking.

I am loving your blog, and impressed with your endeavor.

~Kathleen

CrabbyMom said...

Hi, in the recipe you typed chili paste. Is this the same as curry paste?

Brittany - If there is a Sam's Club in your area, they usually have boneless skinless thighs there. Maybe Costco?

Crockpot Lady said...

Brittany, that is so weird! Boneless, skinless thighs are a total staple in our grocery stores in CA. You can definitely use bone-in thighs, or use breast pieces. It's all good.

Kathleen, oh, why did you have to bring up chicken blood?! gross. Now I'm going to have nightmares.
to answer your question, NO. I've never noticed blood floating around the crock, and now I will definitely keep my eyes open for it.
ick.

oxo
steph

Crockpot Lady said...

crabby, we cross-posted. No, chili paste is different. It doesn't have curry in it (actually this whole dish doesn't have curry in it, weird. that's the name...) it's more of a slimy red chili pepper sauce. I found it in the Asian aisle at our grocery store. I think you could substitute red chili flakes (start with 1 t).

xox
steph

Granny's Closet said...

Wow, so cool to be on TV! Sure sounds like you had a time though.

Anonymous said...

Watching you right now!!! You look great! Really, you came off really well-relaxed, poised, like a pro!! Now if only Rachael would be quiet and let you talk-ha!

Thanks for the curry recipe!

Traci said...

Woohoo...get ready, you are famous now....tee hee. I love my crockpot also...love the 10qt. roaster the best. Use it at least 4 days of the week. Great blog!!!

likesprinkles said...

Just watched the show. You look fabulous, you did an amazing job, and your creme brulee looks delicious!

Diane said...

By chance I turned on Rachel Ray today and was so excited to see you on it. Good for you!! Hope it was a fun experience.

Courtney said...

I just saw you on TV and you did AWESOME! I just found your blog about a week ago and have loved trying your recipes and reading your witty way of explaining them. It was great to get a different look into your home and your family. Great job! :)

SaraK said...

I just watched you on Rachael Ray; you look terrific! You are so professional and made it look so easy. Great job!

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Anonymous said...

I just saw you on the Rachel Ray show! Awesome! You rock! And I've tried (and love) many of your recipes and shared this site with my friends. DH has shared with his friends too! Keep on crocking! -Diane K.- :) :) :) :) :)

kay said...

oh yipee!!! i just finished watching you on tv!!! (you rocked by the way!) and i ran to the computer to see if you had posted the thai recipe yet. can't wait to try this one. i love love love curry!!! you are going to be so famous! thanks stephanie!!

Anonymous said...

You look very different on TV than you do on your blog pic. IMHO the pic does you no good.

Nicole said...

I just saw you on TV! You did a great job, and even though I haven't left you a comment before I wanted to let you know that I love your blog! I have tried some of your recipes and I love them! Keep up the good work! And I have a few recipes if you're ever interested :)

Carm said...

You were adorable!! I love your blog and your nice personality!! Congratulations--you deserve the fame!

Dawn said...

I just watched you!! You did a great job and I love your recipes!!

Jacki said...

Sounds great! Did you peel the eggplant and sweet potato before chopping them?

Daisy said...

I just saw you on Rachael Ray!!!! You have a new fan!

Anonymous said...

Great website! I have been checking it out for a while, but decided today to leave a comment: keep up the good work!!

Name: Jenni said...

I found your site after seeing you on Rachael Ray - great job by the way!

I'm excited to follow your blog for the rest of the year, and try some recipes - I love my crockpot too, but don't use it nearly as often as you :)

Jenni

April in CT said...

You're a natural! I forget everything, but by some crazy luck I remembered to watch RR today! You did great and looked right at home in front of the camera. You looked great and couldn't tell at all you were sick. Looking forward to seeing the other recipe they provided for you.

I noticed you're a fellow lefty! :o)

Anonymous said...

hey steph!
only half an hour until rr--we're excited!
great job as always--we're so proud of you!
love,
karen and andy

nicole said...

Loved watching you on the show. So, do you cook at home for all 3 meals every day? You are awesome!

CoachPaige said...

I saw you on Rachel Ray!!! It was great. I am so excited. I am a huge fan on my crockpot! I can't wait to try your recipes and share some of my own.

Jed said...

Im watching you on Rachel Ray right now.... Youre a hit... Im very impressed that you blogged before the show... I am a single man who likes to cook but have little time... Your site is gonna save me!
Jed

joannabanana said...

It was so cool seeing you on tv today! My mom called during your segment and I said "Mommy, please. Stephanie the Crockpot Lady is on tv right now. Call you back."

You did a fantastic job and I couldn't even tell you were nervous.

Jen said...

Great Job on RR! I love her show and I love your blog.

I give you PROPS for sticking to cooking in your crockpot for an entire year.

Ingrid said...

Hi Stephanie! It was nice "meeting" you on TV today! You did a great job!
I told all my friends about your site and am going to try the recipes RR gave you!

Stephanie said...

Wow, recipes given to you personally by Rachael Ray herself! So cool!

Congrats on being on TV! We don't get any reception here, so I wasn't able to watch it. :-( Will it be online at all?

kenziekylanmom said...

I saw you on Rachael Ray today and had not ever visited your blog before! I am so happy to have found it!

Carrie said...

OK...I am waiting til 2:00 for my lunch break to watch (thats when Rachel is on here). I also have the TIVO set to tape it. I can't wait. And I am going to have to go back to being scared of raw chicken after Kathleens comment. :)
I use the crockpot a lot and have never had any wierd or gross issues with the chicken.

Andrew & Terri said...

I just watched your segment (I watched RR just for you)! Great job! :)

Kim said...

Hey there! Saw you on Rachael Ray and you did great! You looked like a natural in front of the camera. Way to go!

Celticspirit said...

Love your website. I've been trying to cook in the crockpot more to save money and not heat up the house as well. I'm sure I will get some great new ideas on your blog.

Buckeyes Nut said...

I am currently watching you on Rachael Ray! Good luck to you! I plan to check back often to see recipes! :)

Lani said...

I just saw you on Rachael Ray and I am SO excited to be able to start cooking along with you, I love crock pot cooking and I am so excited about all you do with it!

Amie said...

So excited to see you today! It'll be on at 4p here. =) Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I don't own a crock pot! I've been thinking of getting one. What can you recommend in terms of size? We're a family of 3 (soon to be 4), I'm vegetarian and the rest of them eat meat. I don't want something TOO BIG but I'd hate to go too small too. Thanks!

Tresa said...

You looked beautiful and eloquent on RR today!!

stepmomof2 said...

Congrats on the TV appearance! I recorded it and just finished watching. You did a great job! I'll have to try that recipe and now I want a new crockpot too! Keep up the good work :-)

Lisa said...

You were awesome on RR (if that was really you since you don't look like your blog picture.)! Keep up the good work. I hope this isn't going to end in Dec!

Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D. said...

Steph, you were fabulous on Rachael Ray -- you're going to be overwhelmed with new readers, but this "old" and "longtime" reader of your blog was proud to see you! Did she ask you anything about being Gluten Free? All of us GF folks want her to do more on GF.

Holl said...

Made sure I caught Rachel today..and its hard to tell from your teeny little icon, but your a pretty lady! And the family is beautiful too. You'd never know you were nervous, looked very professional up there. So... 1st tv appearance out of the way... have you started planning a cookbook? :)

Ben said...

I thought you did great on the show

Ben said...

2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 tblspns of horshradish
1/4 cup of milk
2 cups of elbow noodles
2 cups of ham diced
2 cups of cheese
2 tspns of red pepper

boil noodles
mix all and head until its bubbling on the sides about 30 min I guess

I no this isn't the best for you or the most elaberate but it's so good and easy to make I end up making it once a month.

Then to change it up every once in a while I substitute the meat with something else. If you use tuna add twice the milk. (It drys it out a little)

Elizabeth said...

So happy to have found your site! We'll be undergoing some serious house renovations this fall and since the kitchen will be makeshift at best, I'll be counting on my crockpot for sure.

Brin said...

Hold everything. You've *GOT* to try this chocolately/peanut buttery crock pot candy recipe next:

http://messythrillinglife.blogspot.com/2007/12/debbie-sues-christmas-crockpot-candy.html

What a cool venture! Heard about you from a friend who caught you on Rachael's show. Enjoy that curry!

Karen said...

I am very angry that we do not have local channels on our Dish and so can't watch the Rachael Ray show, just to see the crockpot lady in action.

This is totally unrelated to the recipe above, but have you tried making rice pudding in the crockpot?

This is the recipe I tried today:

4 cups milk (i used soy milk)
1/2 cup white rice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 T butter or margarine (just plop it in there on top of everything once it's mixed)

Cook on high for 30 minutes, then on Low until it's just about right (for my crockpot that took, eh, about two hours. Keep an eye on it and stir.). This will taste much better once it's cooled a bit. If you're feeling really fancy, toss some dried fruit in there, chopped fine.

I cooked the pudding in a Corningware dish, because that's how I roll now that the Crockpot Lady clued me in that i could DO that. I never knew you could do that. Saves a lot of Crock-washing!

Michelle said...

I'm watching Rachel Ray NOW!!! I'm so excited to know someone on the show.At least McKenna can do swimming later without Me telling her not now Steph's on the t..v.haha. We love curry dishes sure to try this.

CatHerder said...

Hello! I saw you on Rachael Ray today, so OF COURSE I had to check out your website. My oven actually died a few weeks ago, and we have yet to decide on a new one so i have been using the stovetop and grilling alot. I forgot I had a crockpot!!! Im going to read your blog in its entirety...thanks so much!!!! The curry recipe looks AWESOME!

Pam said...

Thanks for the reminder that you are on TV. When I clicked on your blog and saw the reminder, I turned on my TV and there you were! Perfect timing! : ) (Ok, little things make me happy, but I didn't want to miss your segment. I've been enjoying your blog most of the year.) Congratulations on a great job!

Jennifer said...

Yay, I just sat down and watched my pre-recorded RR show. You did great! You mentioned earlier that you were not feeling well, I could not tell at all. You did a great job! Congrats!

Tiffany and Shane Speakman said...

so are you celiac or just aware of those who are??? Are all your recipes gluten free?

Patti said...

I am one of those 1000 hits you get everyday on your blog. I look forward to seeing what creative thing you do next!
I just wanted to tell you that I think you did an awesome job on the show!

Chelsea said...

Congrats on the show today!! You were so funny, and acted like you two were long lost friends! Even though I don't "know" you, I was so excited and was looking forward today. And now I can say, "I know someone who was on RR!" :)
I have been reading your blog since right after you started it. I have "anonymously" commented before. Now I subscribe to it through google reader and look forward everyday for your recipe. Thanks so much for all the yummy ideas everyday!! Keep it up!!!

Wild Squirrel said...

Great job on the RR spot! :)

Crockpot Lady said...

thanks everyone, for such nice comments, and for taking the time to watch the show. It really means a lot to me to know that there are real, live, actual people out there!

lol on the picture. My mom hates it; I think it's funny!

tiffany, so far all of the recipes posted are gluten-free. As with everything, make sure to read labels carefully on your own. my 3yr old has celiac, and we have decided to eat GF as a family.

xox
steph

Denise Wheeler said...

I just wanted to tell you that you looked great on Rachel Ray this am. How exciting for you! Congrats!

The Parson's Wife said...

waiting now for the show...blessings-Shawn <><

cutie pie said...

I was so excited to see you on TV this morning. I have made several of your recipes (have the orange chipotle ribs in the crock right now..the aroma is wonderful) and keep coming back for more. You were amazing and such a natural. I loved your outfit and your ease in front of the camera and a whole audience of people. You didn't look nervous at all. It is hard to pull off when you are new to the TV things and trying to talk, cook, and look good all at the same time...and you were sick. I bet it was nice to have your mom there to support you. You'll always have tons of support here in blogland but its not the same. Out of curiosity...have you used the new rival they gave you? Do you like it?

Jill said...

I stalk your blog DAILY & pass you onto to all my other blog stalking friends. Just watched you on Rachel Ray.....keep up with the YUMMMMY recipes

~Issy said...

Saw you on TV and now am one of your blog stalkers! :) I can't wait to go through your recipes!

BTW, you were great on TV! :)

Shelley said...

That was so awesome!! You did really well and didn't seem nervous at all. I agree that I would have been nice if Rachel would have let you talk more. But thats Rachel! :) And yea, I'm gonna be having chicken nightmares now, too! LOL I'm really excited to start following your blog and trying your recipes!! The curry recipes sound great.

Good luck with your blog!

Anonymous said...

Loved you on TV today! You did great!! Here's my all-time favorite and easy crockpot recipe -

BEEF IN CROCKPOT RECIPE
2-3 pounds of beef (any type of roast - whatever is on sale!)
1 can of Amy's organic cream of mushroom soup
Cook on low about 8 hours.

That's it - I spray the pot first with cooking spray, then just put the meat in and then empty the soup can. Looks pretty gross though, so be prepared! The Amy's soup has already got lots of spices and onion and stuff in there, so no need to add any of your own :)

Keep up the good work on the blog! I am determined to use my crockpot a whole lot more thanks to you!

Allison Davis O'Keefe said...

Wow. I love your site. Saw you on Rachel today while at work and have been checking out all of your recipies ever since. I work really long hours but I love the idea of a home cooked meal and the crockpot is perfect. I can't wait to try out all of these recipies! This is such a cool idea. I am now coming to your site every day!! cheers.

Headless Mom said...

You Rock!

Congrats on the show-I don't usually watch her but I'll have to try to find it!!!

I'm so excited for you!!!

Sarah said...

OMG STEPH! You are so cute!!! lol And the kids are adorable!!!! I was so happy that I got to catch the show :) And I can't wait to try the curry recipe!! :):):)

The Parson's Wife said...

You were awesome! Job well done! I have been around since right after the holiday...so great to see the sparks flying over here on crockpot365!

Jessica said...

Love your website and seeing you on RR! I'm looking forward to following your crockpot journey. I have several recipes on my food blog too - Tex-Mex Chicken and Bean Stew; Brunswick Stew; Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham; Red Beans, Sausage and Rice; and Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup. They can all be found here: http://johnstonesvinblanc.blogspot.com/search?q=cooker

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

I have tons of friends who eat gluten free and they are going to love your site! I'd be interested in knowing how much money you save each month and if you use coupons on your groceries for the crocpot meals!
~The Bargain Shopper Lady

Martha said...

You were great on Rachael! I read your blog every day. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes

Steph said...

OMG you rock sista!!! I just watched my tivo and there you were! Very cool! I love your recipes I have used at least 12 of them. Keep up the great work!!! Let me know how that crock pot she gave you works mine is about to die!

Canadian Saver said...

Thank goodness for timeshifting! I couldn't watch during the day but I caught it tonight.... you were really awesome!!

Congratulations again :-)

The Coolest Allen Family said...

It was really cool to see you on Racheal Ray today. You did great!

corinna said...

Hello! Enjoyed your Rachael Ray spotlight!! I was so excited because I found your blog early in January, and (yes I obsess) read it every day. I feel like I knew you BEFORE. :)
I have made about 30 of your recipes. My fave is the Tomatoes with goat cheese and cranberries. (I have made them 6 times already!!) And the spicy pork burritos are expectional!
My kids and I made crockpot crayons 3 days ago and are very happy with the results.
Congrats on your wonderful show!
I am looking forward to 5 more months of wonderful crockpot dishes! Thank you!! And keep up the good work!!! YOU ROCK!

John & Lisa Henderson Fam said...

You were fantastic! Its great to "meet" you and put a face and mannerisms to the blog version of you!
Congrats!

Anonymous said...

LOL... sorry to gross out everyone with the chicken blood comment. My husband pointed it out to me once - I had been blissfully unaware of it before. I was sure that the crockpot guru would have a solution!

I just want to say that you looked great on TV, you have a beautiful family, and I appreciate your dedication to this blog. You will probably be contacted by a publisher next!

I'll throw some recipes your way soon!

~Kathleen

Pamela said...

I saw you on RR today and came to your site. Was grateful to see you have many vegetarian recipes. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,
I am so sad I missed it! I was at work and did manage to see the first 20 minutes there but then had to go to a meeting. No TIVO or VCR hook up at home to tape it either. So is there a way for you or someone else to post it on here or on you tube or someplace?? I really want to see it! Congrats...
Lemon Chicken Lynn

Holly said...

Aren't you a beautiful girl? Congrats. Thanks for the inspiration.

Aubrey said...

Just watched the RR episode. So great!!! I hope blogger can handle all the traffic you are going to get from it.
It was cool to see what you look like IRL, too. Love all the recipes. Keep it up!

Tip Junkie said...

Congratulations! That is incredible!!

Charlotte said...

I missed the show today since I was at work, but I found a video on Rachael Ray's website. It's not the part where you were ON the show, but it's the video from your house. At least I could see part of it, anyway. Great job!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I am so stinkin thrilled and proud of you! WOW! Someone I featured is FAMOUS! :)

Tina said...

You were GREAT on Rachel Ray today! It was so fun to see you since I love your blog so much! Thanks for posting your recipes! Keep on crocking!

Skye said...

I've been a daily reader for a while now, but never commented until now.. dvr'd the RR show so I could watch when I got home today, thought you did a great job, very natural in front of the camera! Thanks to you & your blog, I'm crockpotting more than ever, & just received a new one as a bday gift!! Keep up the great work!!

Jen said...

You did great on TV! I only wished they would have mentioned your recipies were gluten free.

Kari said...

I saw you on RR today, and am looking forward to looking around your blog and finding some great recipes!

Jaclyn (Freespirit) said...

Saw you on RR and have just checked out your recipes! I can count on one hand how many times I have used my crockpot.. time to dust it off and get cooking!

earthly jane said...

Holy comments for you Batman!!!
I missed it.
I hope someone tivo'd it and puts it up on youtube or something. Let us know where we can see it!

lisaeln said...

Wow you're living my dream of having a crockpot recipe for every day of the year...and you make me laugh! I need a good laugh :)

You were great on Rachael Ray!

Sara said...

Wow that sounds amazing. I did see you on TV!! Congrats and keep up the good work!

Kathy said...

Loved you on Rachel today! Very impressive. Good Job!

Summer said...

Hey, I saw you on Rachael's show. I'm so glad mom bloggers are getting noticed! Also, I'm always looking for great crockpot recipes. I am SO going through your archives. Congrats on the great appearance. You were a natural!

Brooke said...

I just found your blog and wanted to tell you how much I LOVE it. I already bookmarked a bunch of things to try. Thanks! (Oh, and your blog also made me laugh out loud several times, which may not be a good thing since I'm at work and am supposed to be, you know, working).

Rachel said...

I made this a few nights ago, and it was delicious! :)

Disneypal said...

I set my TiVo since I knew you'd be on and have been looking forward to seeing you on Rachael Ray. You did GREAT - you were such a natural !!

Lori4squaremom said...

I found out about your blog from a friend that watched the Rachael Ray show the day you were on.

Thank you so much for sharing your passion for the crockpot! You have saved me a fortune, just this week, on takeout....we've had very high temps here where I live, and it was just too hot to cook. So I got out my trusty crockpots.....
today I made this recipe, and posted our family's review of it on my blog at http://scottdomain.servehttp.com:8080/lwordpress/?p=710

LOVED it! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes, but generally just using my crockpot more and providing nice meals for my family EVERY NIGHT again, not just when it isn't too hot to cook!

Blessings!
Lori4squaremom

athomemommie said...

hi i saw you on rachael ray and thought you were so awesome. You have inspired me to want to use a crock pot and help my family eat healthier and save money too. You are my new best friend, all i need now is a crock pot =) please =) anna amaysun@yahoo.com

lioness said...

kalilioness@hotmail.com

I want in on the contest for the crockpot! I am a DV counselor and my poor daughter does not get a hot meal as often as she should. I think this would be a perfect solution.

Thanks, Jude

lioness said...

lionessnewark@yahoo.com
I want in on the contest to win a crock pot. I am a DV counselor by day. Mom and sole provider of my beautiful daughter who does not get a hot dinner as often as she should. I think this would be a great solution.

Layla Jo said...

I love your site! I saw you last week on Rachael Ray and loved your idea! I'll be checking in regularly and trying as many recipes as possible!

Layla Jo said...

By the way... put me in the contest for one of those awesome crockpots! layla@rap.midco.net

Anonymous said...

I have a "crockpot" that I got as a wedding gift (1981) and that thing is a tad worn out. Consider this an entry to win one of the crockpots! Gina

Hopeful Mom said...
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Hopeful Mom said...

OK, so this is probably a stupid question, but do you thaw the chicken before you put it in? Thanks!

fooemery said...

Hi, we're trying this today - very excited! Question, though - on the Rachel Ray site, she has some great-sounding garnishes for this recipe:

1 lime, cut into wedges, to garnish
2 scallions, thinly sliced, to garnish
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, to garnish
1/2 cup chopped basil, to garnish

Just curious why you left this out? Wasn't sure if it was for time-saving reasons - i.e., defeats the purpose of the crockpot to go to more trouble later?

Thanks for your site - it's great and I'm telling everyone about it!

Thanks for your site!

Rachel said...

Hi -- been lurking for quite awhile and now I have a question. On this recipe, I know it says to use Red Chili Paste, but do you think Red Curry paste would work in the crockpot? My husband and I love thai curry dishes and I have the curry paste on hand. I just don't know how the oil in the paste would handle being in the crockpot.

THANKS!

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Rachel,

my only suggestion would be to give it a try! The Thai chili paste had some oil in it, too. I'm not familiar with curry paste, so I don't know for sure----
ick. I'm totally not helpful.
xox
steph

She She said...

I just made this on Monday. It was awesome. I've been happily eating leftovers for lunch all week, and the taste gets better everyday. It's going into our rotation. Thanks!

Andrea said...

Hello! Just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT--almost as much as my crockpot!! I tried this recipe today and unfortunately the coconut milk curdled. Still tasted great, but just looked a bit unappetizing. I used thawed chicken breasts cut into smaller pieces, cooked on low for 4 hours.

I think there is an advantage to using the larger, frozen chicken thighs as recommended: it keeps the overall temperature of the dish lower, so the milk won't curdle.

Thanks for blogging about your efforts--I look forward to reading!

Susan said...

A quick question...I made this recipe although substituted red curry paste for the chili paste, used light coconut milk, and used frozen veggies. When it was done, there were white speckles, kind of like the milk had separated. Do you think that's because I used the light milk or maybe too much water came out of the frozen veggies? It was a pepper and onion blend. We loved the taste, but I'd like to know how to make it prettier. :-)

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Susan.
I don't know! I don't remember it separating for me----with a quick stir was it still lumpy? Usually higher fat stuff separates for me---so I don't know if the light milk would have made a difference this time. Maybe you're right and it was the water from the frozen veggies floating on top of the coconut milk?

I wish I knew for sure, but I don't. I'm sorry.
xoxox
steph

Alyss said...

I made this recipe tonight and I give it 3 and a half stars. I love Love LOVE thai curry and am quite a connoisseur :) I eat a lot of take out curry and make it at home quite a bit. This recipe was clearly curry, was quite good, and had really good flavor in the sauce. But it wasn't great.
I used four bone in, skin on thighs. Next time I will take the skin off before cooking. The bones weren't a problem, but the skin was kinda gross :) I probably used more vegetables than the recipe called for - a whole eggplant, a good sized sweet potato, onions and a smallish carrot. Everything cooked well and the sweet potatoes still had some texture too them. I used Mae Ploy brand yellow curry paste ... it wasn't until later that I realized the recipe called for chili paste. Weird. Curry paste is so yummy :)
So the thing is this... my crock pot still seems to be cooking too hot. This was good, but it just tasted a little overcooked. Adding lime juice and sambal (indonesian chili paste) really helped. It cooked for 7 hours on low in my Rival 4 quart and I would have preferred it to have cooked an hour less. Unfortunately, with my and my boyfriend's schedule that just isn't possible.
I did spend my birthday money on a rival smart pot, so maybe that will solve all my problems ;)
I also got some curdled white stuff using regular coconut milk. It stirred back together pretty well, and once the sauce was mixed with the rice I didn't notice at all.
Thank you so much for this blog! It's amazing!! I'm so inspired.. I can see a long winter of crockpot meals ahead of me :) Thanks for posting crock pot recipes with REAL food in them!! :)

gabes_wife said...

So, I tried the Indian Curry first, but I only had lite coconut milk. Well, it wasn't as wonderful as I was hoping so I am trying again this week with regular coconut milk, and I plan on adding 2 cans. I want more yummy sauciness.
I have the Thai Style in my crock now, and it curdled too! If I could add the icon of the sobbing big tears flying face I would! I am so sad. It smells so very good, and I was so looking forward to it. The curdledness just grosses me out. I will try the quick stir thing, and I'll try not to cry while I do it. I am sure it still tastes great.

CN said...

I am going to try this tomorrow but am not a big fan of eggplant. Any suggestions for a sub? Or would it be OK to just leave it out completly?

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi CN, I'd go ahead and leave it out completely.
xox
steph

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to make it with chicken breast instead? Was wondering if it would still turn out as good.

Jen said...

I made this tonight with chicken breasts and it was fabuluous. It didn't curdle and my husband proclaimed it a "keeper."

I used 2T of the red chili/curry paste and would use slightly more the next time. I love flaming hot food.

Sandi said...

I have made this using zucchini instead of eggplant, and it was great. Just thought I'd share...

Anonymous said...

I tried the Thai Curry today and it turned out great. Very easy to make and the flavor was wonderful. Thanks for posting the recipe/

Alyss said...

I linked to this post on my blog.. woo hoo!

http://realfoodmyway.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-favorite-coconut-recipe.html

Christi said...

I tried this recipe last night. Following the original recipe on the Rachael Ray site (did you notice that they credit you with creating both curry recipes??) I used bone-in skinless thighs.
Cooked on high for 4.5 hours.
Chicken and veggies were cooked perfectly.
The sauce however was very bland. I had even upped the chili paste to 2 T. and tasted the sauce before adding the chicken and it seemed ok.
The final sauce definitely needed more acid and heat. I'll up the chili paste and fresh ginger and maybe the fish sauce too.

I didn't have problems with curdling. I made sure the sauce was well mixed before I added the chicken and then the veggies on top.

I think next time I'd add some tapioca to the recipe to thicken the sauce a bit too.

Alyson said...

Looking back at your past receipes.....Love it! if I were to try to make this veg, what would you do, besides remove the chicken? Increase veggies, maybe replace the chicken with cashews? Suggestions would be appreciated.

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Alyson, I'd definitely increase the sweet potato and the eggplant. I think a can of garbanzo beans might be great, and I love the idea of cashews. You can always plop in some browned tofu, too.

good luck!
--steph

Anonymous said...

Hi, if I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs that are NOT frozen, do I need to adjust the cooking time and/or add anything to the recipe? Thanks! Emily

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Emily! If you have fresh meat, it will not take quite as long to cook, but not by much----the frozen meat really only buys an extra 30-45 minutes. No need to adjust moisture.

xoxo steph

Melinda said...

I tried this. And it was yummy. A little bland and we had to add extra Chilli Sauce (I could not find Chilli paste at the grocery store) But the flavours together were yum. The next day it was even better. My kids and husband killed it.

miri leigh said...

So interesting to use sweet potato in this. I will try this. It looks great!

Jamie said...

Hi Stephanie. You're my dinner savior. I'm just not in the mood to saute chicken tonight, but plopping I can do! I have no sweet potatoes or eggplant. I have sweet potato puree (from Thanksgiving, frozen). Think that would add something to the sauce or just forgo sweet potatoes all together??? Thanks!

Tammy T said...

I made this tonight, but I skipped the egg plant and used regular potatoes. It was delicious.

Berlynne said...

I made this tonight and I'm a little disappointed. Before I set the crockpot to cook I tasted the sauce and it was delicious!! Now that all the chicken has cooked though curry sauce is totally watered down by the chicken "broth" and it is more like a soup. Did I do something wrong? Next time I think I'll cook all the ingredients and add the curry sauce after taking out some of the broth first.

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