Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Even easier slow cooker chicken curry? Schwartz recipe mix review

I've had a sachet of Schwartz chicken curry recipe mix in my spice rack for a while, and with a few bits and bobs of chicken and vegetables to use up today, I thought I'd give it a go.

The description on the packet says it's 'a recipe mix with coriander seed and cumin for a mild and aromatic slow-cooked curry.'  Sounds tasty so far!

I altered the packet recipe slightly to fit what I had in the cupboard, so my recipe was:

Slow cooker chicken and vegetable curry, using Schwartz chicken curry recipe mix
Serves two-four people

One bag pre-prepared vegetables (400g)
One onion, sliced (I'm using frozen)
Two chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
One 400g tin chopped tomatoes
One sachet Schwartz slow cooker chicken curry recipe mix

I should say that even I don't usually use pre-prepared vegetables, but it was in the end of day reduced section, and at 40p, I couldn't pass them by!

Put everything in your slow cooker, making sure you add the recipe mix onto the chopped tomatoes last.  This is just to help it mix evenly around the ingredients.

Give it all a good stir.  Cook on low for six-eight hours, or high for four-six hours.  Give it a stir every now and then if you can.

After being out for most of the day, my husband came home and said:

"Wow, that curry smells delicious!"

It did too!

Once ready, serve with rice and naan bread.

This gave us a nice, mild curry.  It had a good depth of flavour with the blend of spices - enough for my husband to go back for seconds!  For us, it gave three portions and the vegetables helped to pad it out a bit.  The spices went nicely with the chicken and vegetables, despite me not following the recipe on the packet.

"Mmm, that was nice" Husband, aged 37.

This is a good, quick, easy and tasty weekday slow cooker tea, and I will definitely be buying another pack. 

For those reader with allergens, this packet contains barley, mustard and wheat, therefore it's not suitable for a gluten free diet.

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