Low FODMAP Crockpot Chicken Curry
Today I'm back with another slow cooker recipe (or crockpot as it's called in the U.S.). Yep, we're heading towards spring but I still LOVE my slow cooker all year round. It's so easy to prep delicious, healthy meals and then you have a dish at the end of the day which requires zero time in the kitchen!
We started with the basics – like my sausage and potato crockpot stew – and have been gradually getting more and more creative. This crockpot chicken curry uses all sorts of tasty spices without any dairy or high-FODMAP foods. I find turmeric really helpful for my gut (and use it in pretty much all of my recipes!) so it has plenty of turmeric, along with paprika and ginger, too.
It mixes chicken thighs (if you find this too high fat, feel free to substitute chicken breasts instead) with sweet potato, potato, and carrots for a delicious, easy-to-make curry that works well with a side of rice or even eaten by itself.
Is this Indian dish low-FODMAP?
Yes, it specifically uses low-FODMAP spices. It uses canned tomatoes in safe quantities for the low-FODMAP diet when this dish serves four people. If you're not on the low-FODMAP diet, you could add things like garlic and onion (both of these aren't allowed on the low-FODMAP diet). This dish requires chicken stock but low-FODMAP stock cubes are readily available.
Is it low-residue?
This dish is low in fiber and the vegetables are peeled and cooked until soft. If you are avoiding most fiber completely, you could just use potatoes instead. This dish is high in fat as it uses chicken thighs rather than breast – these cook better in the slow cooker in my opinion (the meat softens and is juicier) but swapping to chicken breasts eliminates almost all of the fat from the recipe, making it low-residue too.
Is it gluten-free and dairy-free?
Low-FODMAP crockpot chicken curry ingredients
- 8 chicken thighs
- 100 mls/0.4 of chicken stock
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 potatoes
- 2 carrots
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- 1 small piece of ginger, peeled and diced
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 cup of diced canned tomatoes
Low-FODMAP crockpot chicken curry directions
- Layer chicken thighs in the bottom of the crockpot.
- Peel potato and sweet potato, diced into cubes, and place over the thighs.
- Peel and slice carrot and add to crockpot.
- Add stock and canned tomatoes to the pot, covering well, and stir.
- Peel and dice the ginger and add to crockpot.
- Stir in all the spices: turmeric, paprika, and cumin.
- Cook on slow for 8 hours.
- Serve with rice or just plain!
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- calories: 756kcal
- carbohydrates: 41.58g
- fiber: 6.12g
- protein: 47.6g
- sugars: 6.3g
- total fat: 43.97g
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