I am a huge fan of my Slow-Cookers, but do not use them nearly as often as I could. This Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken is such a delicious meal, and perfect for Summer or during Winter.
This dish needs the minimum attention, a little browning of the Chicken, heat through the Sauce, which will also thicken a little, and then it is plain sailing from there on…. dump, stir, set the Slow-Cooker and go shopping —or whatever you need to do.
For those of you who prefer a saucier dish, double the Sauce ingredients, but do make sure it is well heated through before adding to the Chicken, otherwise the cooking time might take a little longer.
This Tropical Chicken is just that, it tastes like you are on a tropical island,with a strong Coconut flavor, and bites of Pineapple in between. You can always add more (or fresh) Pineapple, depending on how much you like Pineapple in a meal.
If I only have cans, I add one can, and same goes for fresh Pineapple, I cube and use the whole Pineapple, no measuring needed.
Prepping should take you no longer than 15 minutes and after that the Slow-Cooker does all the work, which makes this the perfect meal when you need to go out for a while and will only be back around dinner time.
Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken
2 TB Olive Oil
750g Chicken Fillets, cubed (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1 cup Coconut Cream
1/3 cup Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
1 TB Soy Sauce
1 TB Cornflour
1 Green Bell Pepper, cubed
1 can Pineapple Pieces, drained (or fresh)
1 Onion, cut into wedges
Fresh Coriander, to serve
1.) Heat the Oil in a medium pan over high heat – Season the Chicken to taste, brown and place in the Slow-Cooker.
2.) Using the same pan as used for the Chicken, bring to the boil the Coconut Cream, Lime Juice and Soy Sauce – add a little of the mixture to the Cornflour in a small bowl – just enough to make a paste – stir into the Coconut mixture and heat through.
3.) Meanwhile, add the Bell Pepper, Pineapple and Onion to the Chicken in the Slow-Cooker – pour over the Coconut mixture – gently stir through – cook on LOW for 4 hours or until the Chicken is done.
Serve, topped with Coriander, over rice, mashed potatoes or pasta.