Inspiration to cook comes from a variety of places. I was inspired to come up with this dish after a couple of our followers cooked one of our recipes, they are both busy parents who like an all in one dish. I set myself the challenge of coming up with an all in one chicken dish, a complete meal that can be cooked in the oven, but one that can be easily adapted for cooking in a slow cooker.
I bought the chicken from our local butcher John Davidson as I find that butchers chicken does not contain the water of its supermarket equivalent. This means there is far less shrinkage when you cook the bird and don’t get me started on the improved flavour!
I’ll be honest and say that my family devoured this meal when I made it. It’s aromatic and warmly spiced, but isn’t full of chilli heat, making it ideal to serve up to children. If you want more chilli heat then simply add more chilli and don’t deseed. We served this with a dressing of our Green Chutney, mixed with some natural yoghurt.0