There's a reason why slow cooker recipes are wildly popular. We want convenience, and we want—and need—it now. The slow cooker delivers just that, working hard for us while we're hard at work, welcoming us home to a fragrant dinner that's just waiting to be enjoyed. This simple appliance works miracles with tough, inexpensive cuts of meat, coaxing out incredible flavor and turning out meltingly tender results. Through its low, slow cooking, it melds and marries flavors; it brings ingredients together in delicious harmony. And it offers up a few surprises: appetizers, sides, and drinks that simmer to perfection—hands-free.
This recipe proves that you can indeed have it all—the bold flavors you love in your favorite Indian takeout, plus built-in slow-cooker convenience. That’s not to mention the intoxicating aroma that will perfume your whole house. A fragrant flavor base of ginger, curry powder, coriander, cumin, and garlic infuses rich chicken thighs, which hold up beautifully in the slow cooker. We wouldn’t recommend subbing in chicken breasts, which—especially if cut into bite-size pieces—tend to dry out over longer cooking times. We stir in a little plain yogurt at the end to add creaminess and tang; regular yogurt (not Greek-style) works best.