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This 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai coconut curry chicken recipe – in addition tobeing unbelievably easy to make – is one of our family’s favorite recipes. It takes all of 5 minutes to prepare and the whole thing can be made in your slow cooker. It’s dinner magic, I tell you!

I keep an arsenal of super easy week nights meals up my sleeve at all times so that on days when I’m exhausted, but don’t really want to spend the money to order in or take out, I can throw together dinner in a few simple steps. I lovean easy family meal that doesn’t cost a whole lot. I call that a dinnerwin.

3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite go-to suppliers of easy dinner solutions. And this 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai coconut curry chicken recipe – a recipe dreamed up using just three staples from Trader Joe’s – in addition tobeing unbelievably easy to make – is one of our family’s favorite recipes, any night of the week. I think it takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. Maybe less. Just give yourself a little wiggle room on cook time; it tastes best when it has time to really cook down and soften.

And the very best part? The whole thing can be made in your slow cooker. As in, you throw all of the ingredients in, let it slowly cook up into something magical, lift the lid when you’re ready to eat, and dinner is served! (By the way, thisInstant Potbasically does it all – slow cooker, ricecooker, pressure cooker – and you’ll love it.)

If you keep chicken breast in your freezer, and a acan of coconut milk and a bottle ofTrader Joe’s Thai Red Curry Sauce in your pantry, you’ll always have this one pot meal to fall back on any time you need a creative and easy dinner idea in a pinch. (If you have things likesweet potatoes, onions, bell peppers, potatoes, chickpeas, etc. to toss into your easy Thai coconut curry sauce, all the better!)

Need even more easy dinner recipe inspiration? Check out this post with over 100 pantry meals!

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Sometimes, we’ll eat this once a week, when we’re really on a roll. Even the leftovers, re-heated in the microwave, are good. (Dare I say, better?) And the beauty of this coconut curry chicken recipe, is thatyou can easily add any veggies you have laying around, it can even be made vegetarian without the chicken, subbing chickpeas, potatoes, peppers, etc., but it works just as well with only the chicken.

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And seriously, this Thai coconut curry chicken recipe is stupid easy to make. I’m actually embarrassed to admit how easy it is to make, but I also wouldn’t want to deprive you of your new favorite dinner that you can make in just a few minutes time. So, you know, pretend to be impressed …

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3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

Makes 4 – 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 can lite coconut milk
1 package raw chicken breasts (3 per pack)
1 bottle Trader Joe’s thai red curry sauce
optional: add sweet potatoes, onions, bell peppers, potatoes, chickpeas, etc.

Serve With:
2 bags of Trader Joe’s frozen organic jasmine or brown rice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the coconut milk and curry sauce in a medium or large pot, stir together,and add in the whole raw chicken breasts. If you want to add other vegetables, you can throw those in now too. (I often use raw peeled sweet potatoes – cut in thirds or fourths, and a whole onion – cut into large chunks.) Cook over low heat for about two hours.*
  2. When the chicken is cooked through, pull out the breasts and either shred it with two forks on a plate or shred it using a mixer (such a nifty trick!) and return to the pan. Allow it to simmer on the lowest heat setting until you’re ready to eat. Serve with cooked rice.

That’s it!

*FUN FACT: This also works really well in a slow cooker or crockpot – low heat for about 4-5 hours or until the chicken is completely cooked through.

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Yield: 4-6 servings

3-Ingredient Trader Joe's Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

This 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai coconut curry chicken recipe – in addition to being unbelievably easy to make – is one of our family’s favorite recipes. It takes all of 5 minutes to prepare and the whole thing can be made in your slow cooker. It’s dinner magic!

Ingredients

  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • 1 package raw chicken breasts (3 per pack)
  • 1 bottle Trader Joe’s thai red curry sauce
  • optional: add peeled and quartered sweet potatoes, onions, bell peppers, potatoes, chickpeas, etc.

Instructions

    1. Pour the coconut milk and curry sauce in a medium or large pot, stir together, and add in the whole raw chicken breasts. If you want to add other vegetables, you can throw those in now too. (I often use raw peeled sweet potatoes – cut in thirds or fourths, and a whole onion – cut into large chunks. Chickpeas also taste great in this!) Cook over low heat for about two hours.*
    2. When the chicken is cooked through, pull out the breasts and either shred it with two forks on a plate or shred it using a mixer (such a nifty trick!) and return to the pan. Allow it to simmer on the lowest heat setting until you’re ready to eat. Serve with cooked rice. (To make things extra easy, you can 2 bags of Trader Joe’s frozen organic jasmine or brown rice.)

Notes

*FUN FACT: This also works really well in a slow cooker or crockpot – low heat for about 4-5 hours or until the chicken is completely cooked through.

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The chicken and any other veggies you cook down – in our case, typically sweet potato and onion – become so soft, sweet, and tender, you’ll think you’re eating at a fancy thai restaurant, rather than on your couch in yoga pants.

You’re welcome!

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If you make your own 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken recipe, be sure to tag meon social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see what fun variations everyone’s using!

And if you love this post, check out all of our great recipes here.Especially ourHearty Chicken Vegetable and Quinoa Soupand No-Fuss Apple Crisp – both made in a slow cooker!

You can find our favorite slow cookerhere.

And tell me – how about you? Have you hopped on theInstant Potbandwagon yet? What otherslow cookermeals and desserts do you love? Send me your suggestions!

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