Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Veggies in Coconut Milk
The convenience of slow cooking . . . .
I’d been looking forward to weekend all last week, only for it to arrive and I was even busier than I was during the week.
I went to the market on Saturday. Came back and immediately started cooking. That went on till night when I went to bed.
Woke up early on Sunday, cooked and got ready for church. After service I went to the supermarket for some essentials, came back to more cooking and prepping veggies to put in the freezer.
By 6pm I realized my body needs rest. I can’t wake up early Monday morning and start cooking again. But school lunch must be packed.
Slow Cooker to the rescue!
Not only does it cook while I sleep, I can toss anything together and it will turn out delicious.
So, here’s my ‘anything goes’ Chicken and Potatoes in Coconut Milk.
Green Bell Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Spring Onions Stalk
Rub the chicken all over with salt and Cameroon Pepper. Leave to marinate for about 6hours.
Wash your potatoes clean. Pierce each potato all over with a knife, deep piercings going all the way through. Deep fry the potatoes in hot oil just to crisp up the skin. Don’t let them cook o. Remove and drain. (You can peel your potatoes if you prefer)
Cut up all your veggies into chunks
Crush or grate the ginger and garlic
Slice your onions
Mix your spices together.
The next step is the easiest – it’s a slow cooker, toss everything inside!
Or you can be a finicky oversabi like me and arrange everything in layers.
Confession – I’m not even a finicky oversabi. I did the layer arrangement because I wanted to post up the video, if not, na bungle everything in I normally do with slow cooking. Who has time food parade?
Put everything, plus the chicken stock and coconut milk, all except the spring onion stalks. That will be added when the food is cooked.
Cover and set your timer to 8 hours on high, depending on the type of slow cooker you have. Mine is Andrew James, if you set it on low, you will meet your chicken alive when you wake up. So I always use high.
That’s it. You can go to sleep now. And if you are like me, branch to the freezer on your way to the bedroom, take two pieces of fried meat and make a cup of Milo and milk to go with it. Now you can say Goodnight!
Let me help you ask the question you want to ask – I don’t have a slow cooker. How can I make this?
Answer Number 1 – Use your regular pot on your gas or stove top. Follow the same method above. Cover your pot tightly with foil to trap the heat, reduce the fire to lowand wait. But no sleeping in this case. You have to be on standby so it doesn’t burn. You might need to open it to add water before it’s done. Just make sure you keep an eye on it.
Answer Number 2 – Buy a slow cooker. You’ll love it, I promise. Though NEPA sha. It is well!
If you make this, and you snap a picture of the food, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter @lagoshousewife. I’ll gladly repost. Thank you!