· 4 cloves garlic (peeled)· 2 inch cube ginger (about 30 grams, roughly chopped)· 1 small sweet onion (peeled, quartered)· 1 Tablespoon olive oil· 2 Tablespoons butter· 2.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into four)· 2 cans coconut milk (not shaken)· 2 Tablespoons cornstarch· 1 can baby corn cobs· 1 cup peas (or frozen vegetables of your choice)· 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper· 1 teaspoon ground cumin· 1 teaspoon ground coriander· 1 1/2 teaspoons ground tumeric· 1 teaspoon salt
Step 1Combine ingredients from the spice blend together and set aside.Step 2In a mini food processor, combine garlic, ginger and onion and pulse until it forms a paste.Step 3In the bottom of a slow-cooker placed on a burner (see IMPORTANT note below), heat olive oil and melt butter. Add pureed aromatics and stir well. Cook for a few minutes, then add spice blend. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.Step 4Move aromatics to one side of the pot and add chicken pieces to the pot. Cook chicken slightly on all sides, using a sturdy wooden spoon to move it around the pot. It should get thoroughly coated with the spice mixture.Step 5Open the cans of coconut milk and remove the cream from the top using a soup spoon. You should have about 1 cup. Pour the coconut milk over the chicken and with both cans, it should just barely cover the chicken.Step 6Drain the corn cobs and chop in half. Add to the slow-cooker.Step 7Place the slow cooker in the base and cook on low for 4 hours.Step 8Whisk cornstarch with coconut cream until smooth and add to the chicken. Stir well. Add frozen peas or other vegetables of your choice. Cook for another half an hour or until you deem the chicken cooked and the vegetables hot.