For the Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa on September 5th, we honored her and her work with the poor in India with this curry dish. It is very easy and takes very little time away from your little ones. It's also a great dish to have children help make because it is so simple. On her feast day I usually read Blessed Mother Teresa's speech for Nobel Peace Prize. It is filled with such beautiful words.
"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do,
but how much love we put in the action that we do.
It is to God Almighty - how much we do it does not matter,
because He is infinite, but how much love we put in that action.
How much we do to Him in the person that we are serving."
Blessed Mother Teresa
Crock Pot Pineapple Curry Chicken
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or as many as your family needs)
2 white or sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon of the jarred minced garlic
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 package steam bag peas
1 can of pineapple chunks in its own unsweetened juice
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup toasted cashews or peanuts (I actually didn't use these, but I imagine they would be delicious)
large package of yellow saffron rice (prepare as directed on package)
In a 5-quart slow cooker, toss chicken, onion, pineapples and juice, garlic, ginger, curry powder, coriander, and cumin to coat. Season with 2 teaspoons salt. Cover, cook until chicken is fork-tender, about 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low (do not uncover while cooking).
Microwave steam bag of peas as directed on package. Stir in coconut milk and peas; cover, cook until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a large bowl; shred with fork. Return to pot; toss with sauce.
Prepare yellow saffron rice per package instructions.
To serve, spoon rice onto serving dish. Spoon chicken and sauce mixture on top of rice. Garnish with 1/2 cup toasted cashews or peanuts if desired.
Blessed Mother Teresa, Pray for Us.
"There is a terrible hunger for love.
We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness.
We must have the courage to recognize it.
The poor you may have right in your own family.
Blessed Mother Teresa