{This post is sponsored by Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe, I used their Broccoli Rabe in this quick and healthy crockpot dinner!}

Who’s ready for the healthiest, coziest and easiest Sunday night dinner?

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

This Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry gives off a super cozy feel, and is the perfect, quick, easy, and healthy meal. For me, Sunday dinners should be filling, comforting and cozy…especially during these bitter cold January days. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m really trying to have a much healthier work to life balance. Not going to lie, it’s a tricky thing to do, but these crockpot recipes are perfect because you can simply add everything into your crockpot in the morning, and come home at night to a house that smells incredible…and more importantly, a delicious meal just waiting to be shared!

Equally great on both busy working weekdays or jam-packed weekends. I love making this dish after a day of fun winter activities like snowboarding, snowmobiling or simply just playing all day in the snow. When I come home exhausted and starving, it’s always nice to know I already have dinner taken care of.

Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry is quickly becoming one of my favorite crockpot recipes. I have made it at least three times in the last month alone. Granted, I’ve had a ton of people to feed, but it’s been a true life saver recipe. Everyone seems to really enjoy it and it’s beyond easy.

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Dishes with curry are one of my favorite foods to make because you can really adapt them to the season. For this crockpot dish I used my favorite hearty winter vegetable, broccoli rabe, it’s perfect for these colder weather days. If you guys are new to broccoli rabe, I really want to encourage you to try it. It’s awesome in soups and stews because it holds up really well to longer cooking times. It’s also delicious when simply roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. The leaves become crunchy, almost potato chip like…yum, YUM.

Also included in this yummy curry is a healthy amount of garlic, lemongrass and my favorite Thai red curry paste. Not only do these ingredients add flavor, but they are nutrition powerhouses that help fight off sickness (which I think we can all use at some point during the winter months!). I used chicken as my protein source, but if you are a vegetarian, I think using chickpeas or lentils would be equally delicious.

My favorite way to serve this curry is with a side of rice, plus fresh naan for soaking up that awesome curry sauce! I mean, obviously. If you’re looking for a more fiber packed side, try using quinoa or brown rice, I think both would be awesome!

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Also, can we talk about how pretty this bowl is? As you can tell from the first week of Healthy January, I am all about bringing in the colors of winter. Bright citrus, hardy winter greens, rainbow-colored root veggies…these are totally where it’s at!

Hope you all are able to spend the day out doing fun things and letting this curry slow cook in your crockpot while you do them. Trust me, it’s the smartest move you can make today. <–for real. 🙂

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 6 hours
  • Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Yields: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled + grated
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, diced
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, ends trimmed + roughly chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil and or cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Steamed rice, for serving
  • Arils from one pomegranate, for serving
  • Chopped peanuts, for serving

Instructions

In the bowl of your crockpot, combine the onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, curry paste, fish sauce, coconut milk, and honey. Add the chicken and broccoli rabe, toss to combine.

Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours. Just before serving, stir in the basil and or cilantro.

Serve the curry over a bowl of steamed rice. Top with pomegranate arils, peanuts and fresh basil or cilantro. Eat!

Crockpot Thai Broccoli Rabe Chicken Curry | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Happy Sunday guys! Here’s to fun activities and warm curry for dinner! <–DO IT.

{This post is sponsored by Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!! }

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