Coconut Lime Chicken

Mommy really likes quick and easy meals. She also likes to use her slow-cooker. It makes life easy when Mommy can throw some ingredients in the pot, plug it in, turn it on, rush us off to school and have dinner waiting when we get home in the evening. This semester Mommy is teaching a late afternoon class, so she picks me up at school at about 5pm. Having dinner waiting for us when we get home is wonderful – especially when it’s cold outside.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know we like all sorts of different foods in this house. And Mommy and I like to experiment with different types of cuisine. Not too long ago Mommy found what looked like a yummy dish on Pinterest.  It combined some of our favorite flavors – coconut, lime, curry, spicy, sweet, citrus, yum! The recipe wasn’t for the slow-cooker, but Mommy thought it was worth a try. It worked out quite well. It was so tasty Daddy ate the leftovers in less than 24 hours after dinner!

Serve it with some steamed rice, cous cous, or our new favorite, quinoa, and it makes a perfect meal.

So here’s what we tried:

Ingredients

Into you slow cooker goes about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. You could go without this probably, but the original recipe called for some oil, so we used a little here. Add the zest of one lime and then the juice too.

Oil and Zest

To this add the rest of the spices, adjust the amounts depending on your taste, these are amounts are approximate: 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons of curry powder, pinch of cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.

Spices

Then add the liquid: 2 Tablespoons soy sauce, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 2 Tablespoons Agave syrup (the original recipe called for sugar, you could substitute the sweetener of your choice.)
Then add the 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Sauces and Chicken

Turn you slow cooker on low and walk away. Leave it for 6-8 hours. About 15 minutes before you’ll serve it, add a bag of frozen peas and allow them to heat through.

Mommy made some cous cous the first time we had this. She made it with V-8 instead of water and that made it delicious and nutritious!

with Cous Cous

We owe special thanks to Grandma for asking for this recipe and getting me motivated to post it!

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