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This recipe is a family favorite. I invented it a couple of years ago, and we have loved it in the pressure cooker and the slow cooker. It is a perfect recipe to transition over to the thermal cooker. You can click here to purchase your thermal cooker. And of course, thermal cooker curry is the perfect meal to take along on a potluck or soccer night. It’s warm and delicious, and can stay piping hot with its perfectly cooked rice, all in one pot. It definitely takes one-pot-cooking to a whole new level.

And as far as instructions? Well this one is really complicated—for a thermal cooker recipe. It involves exactly five simple steps.

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, dump all ingredients into the large nesting pot, except the tomato paste.
  2. Bring the whole pot to a rolling boil for 3 minutes (or however long your pot’s manufacturer’s instructions instruct) stirring frequently.
  3. Add in tomato paste, and bring back to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook your rice in smaller nesting pot at same time.
  5. Put both pots into your thermal cooker, put the lid on, and seal. Leave for 3-8 hours, and then open for perfect dinner!



109 cal


7 g


11 g


1 g
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Thermal Cooker Tomato Chicken Curry
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  • 2.5 - 3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 C chopped onions
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 T finely shredded ginger
  • 1/2 T minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T Mae Ploy Yellow Curry Paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 C water (just enough to cover mixture with liquid)
  • 1 can tomato paste


Mix all ingredients, except for the tomato paste in large pot.

Bring to a rolling boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add tomato paste, mix well, and return to rolling boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Prepare rice at same time as boiling mixture. Put both pots directly into the thermal cooker, put on lid, seal, and open 3-8 hours later. (Always consult the manufacturer directions for your brand of thermal cooker for actual cooking times to ensure food is kept at a food safe temperature.
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If you are in doubt, please consult the FDA page on foodborne illness for safe cooking temperatures and other safety tips. And use a food thermometer to ensure that your food has been cooked and stored at a safe temperature.

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