Crock Pot Coconut Curry Turkey

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Today has been one of those really rainy, cozy, stay inside and watch movies all day type of day.  I have been wanting to make a crock pot concoction, so today was perfect for a nice hot comfort food.  I decided to make curry turkey and vegetables.  What’s great about using the crock pot is you can dump all your veggies and a big ol’ turkey breast, and a couple hours later, you have all the flavors combined deliciously with beautiful tender turkey you can shred up with a fork.  This is really easy and great for if you have to run errands, or if you just want to relax while your dinner cooks itself.

I love turkey because it is so delicious, a great source of lean protein, and it contains omega-3’s! Also, I combined the turkey with a wonderful variety of veggies so that there is lots of fiber and nutrients, as well.  Curry is a great way to season foods because it is zero calorie and provides A TON of flavor.  Now, I did use coconut milk and water, so its not a zero calorie sauce, but these flavors go great together and coconut milk is a healthy fat when used in moderation.

INGREDIENTS: (serves 4, maybe some leftovers)

1 Can light coconut milk

1 16 oz bottle coconut water

1 large boneless turkey breast

3 T Curry powder

1 t Cayenne

1 t Garlic Powder

1 sweet potato, cubed

1 gold potato, cubed

2 cups peas

1 cup chopped celery

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 cup chopped carrot

chopped green onion, for topping

S&P, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Turn crock pot on high and empty can of coconut milk into it.  Allow to melt.
  2. Stir in a table spoon of the curry powder.
  3. Add the turkey breast and sprinkle salt and pepper on it.
  4. Chop all the veggies and add to the pot along with the coconut water and the rest of the seasoning.
  5. Allow to cook 4 hours and then remove the turkey breast and shred with two forks.
  6. Add turkey back to the pot and cook another half hour.
  7. Serve with green onion sprinkled on top!

* I added a bit of sriracha to mine for a little extra spice.

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