Slow Cooker Low-Carb Coconut Chicken
I love Middle Eastern and Asian influenced recipes and this one clearly has Indonesian undertones. The coconut milk helps to make the chicken extra moist. It falls right off the bone. It’s savory with a touch of sweetness.
For some reason when I use my slow cooker I feel like a real cook which is funny because my slow cooker is the easiest kitchen appliance to use. Maybe it’s because everything I make in it turns out perfect. This recipe is no exception.
I’m so glad I stumbled on this recipe. Not only does it have great flavor but it’s paleo, low-carb, has lots of protein and is only 6 points (if you are following a Weight Watcher plan).
I made some quinoa using a can of coconut milk instead of water or broth which gives the quinoa a sweet creaminess that compliments the chicken deliciously. Top the quinoa with your chicken and drizzle some of the liquid on top, perfecto!
UPDATE: The leftovers reheat very well, especially over some coconut quinoa. It was so savory that I licked the bowl clean. I’m not proud but it is what it is.
- 2 lbs chicken - with bones or boneless (I used legs and breasts)
- 1 large yellow or sweet onion, chopped
- 1 15oz can light coconut milk
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp minced garlic (I use the kind from a jar)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Optional: ¼ cup cilantro, chopped for garnish
- In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, garlic and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Rub mixture all over chicken, really rub it in there. Use all of your mixture.
- Place chicken in slow cooker and cover with chopped onion.
- In a medium bowl combine coconut milk, paprika and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Whisk until combined.
- Pour coconut milk mixture over chicken.
- Set slow cooker on low for 5 hours.
- Serve and sprinkle with chopped cilantro (optional of course).
- Serving suggestion: Enjoy on top of some quinoa that has been cooked in coconut milk instead of water for added flavor and creaminess.