Crockpot Red Curry Chicken with Butternut Squash

I decided to clean out some cabinets in our kitchen. I found all sorts of random ingredients that I want to try to use up. One of those random ingredients is a can of coconut milk. I think the intent was to make some coconut margaritas that never got made. So I decided on this crockpot recipe from Cara. Hubby and I both really enjoyed it, although I tend to prefer crockpot recipes where you just throw everything in and forget about it. This recipe did require a bit of prework but it was fine since I was working from home that day.

Crockpot Red Curry Chicken with Butternut Squash – from Cara – originally from William Sonoma1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, dived – I used one red and one orange
1lb butternut squash, peeled and chopped – I used one 20 oz pkg pre-peeled and chopped
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 6oz each
1/2-1 tsp each cinnamon, ginger, and cumin
salt & pepper
2 tsp red curry paste
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp fish sauce
juice from 1/2 lime
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp flour
fresh basil or cilantro, for garnish

Place the onions, peppers, and squash in the bottom of the crockpot.

Cut the chicken into small pieces and toss with the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper. As I said, I did not measure, but I am pretty liberal with my seasonings. I would say, use a little less cinnamon than ginger and cumin. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and saute the chicken for a few minutes on each side, until browned.

Place the chicken in the crockpot. Combine the curry paste, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, coconut milk, and broth in a blender and process until smooth (I just whisked everything in a bowl). Pour over the chicken and vegetables.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir flour into 2 tbsp of water until no lumps remain and gently stir into the liquid in the crockpot. Increase heat to high and cook for another 20 minutes to thicken. Garnish with basil or cilantro.

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6 Responses to “Cara’s Pumpkin Pasta”

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    Cara — October 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    So glad you liked it, Jen! And what a pretty picture. I have been trying to think of something to make for your Power of Pink challenge but I just haven’t done much baking lately at all (and for some reason, savory pink ideas are escaping me!)

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    oneordinaryday — October 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I actually haven’t made it yet, but I do have a pumpkin pasta dish bookmarked for the weekend. : ) This one sounds delicious though. I might need a change of plans now!

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    stephchows — October 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Looks delicious! You HAVE to make this at some point! Super easy and so so tasty

    http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/04/pumpkin-gnocchi.html

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    nutmegnanny — October 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Mmmmmmm sounds delicious:)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t made it, or HEARD of it!!! Oh my goodness, it sounds AMAZING! Next week, this is on my grocery list!

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    SnoWhite — October 31, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I had to come and see what “pumpkin pasta” was… how tasty looking! I have bookmarked this for future reference!

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