SPICY CILANTRO+TOMATO CHICKEN

Take these simple ingredients and throw them in your slow cooker or a large Dutch oven before you leave for work and you’ll come home to this mouth watering and satisfying meal.

To make things less complicated this recipe calls for less than 10 ingredients. If you don’t have all the spices, don’t worry – just add what you have & experiment!

Improvisation is always a good sign of a creative (and courageous) home chef.

Just a side note on ayruvedic spices: turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, mint, black pepper, dried powdered ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne (to name a few). These spices have a medicinal effect on your digestive system and have been used for 1000’s of years. Take care to note that some of these spices are best absorbed if cooked (with oil or coconut butter) or heated in a soup. Also remember that spices act like herbs as they work gently on your body and gradually increasing the benefits over time.

Resist the temptation to take your spices in pill form – instead ingest them as nature has intended and you will begin to see and feel the benefits. 

INGREDIENTS 

• 4 organic chicken breasts, cubed 

• 4 large vine ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped 

• 4 yellow onions, roughly chopped 

• 4 cloves garlic, minced 

• 2 red chilies, diced (omit for children) 

• 1 bunch or rinsed, cilantro 

• 1 can coconut milk. (**reserve a little for topping) 

• 1 lemon, juiced 

• 1/2 cup chicken bone broth 

• 2 Tablespoon grated ginger (or 1 Tablespoon powder) 

• 1/2 tsp cumin 

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

• 1 teaspoon turmeric 

• 1 teaspoon cardamom 

• Salt + Pepper, to taste 

• Basmati Rice  

METHOD 

1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and turn on low.

2. Cook for 8 hours.

2. Taste and adjust the flavors before serving. 

If you would like a thicker sauce, turn the slow cooker to high, remove the chicken and add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1/4 cup of water and add to the sauce.

Stir to combine and continue to stir for an extra 10 minutes to thicken.

Serve on a bed of Basmati Rice and top with coconut milk or some Greek yogurt.

Kate Shelton
Kate has led a diverse career in both the arts and business management. From dancing with the prestigious National Ballet of Canada to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Ryerson to then taking on the entrepreneurial role of running a small business, Kate’s wide range of experience has allowed her to develop a keen eye for art and design. As an avid Crossfitter, Kate has a true appreciation for leading an active, healthy lifestyle. She currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and their wonderful son.