Another $5 Dinner: Cheaters Chicken Chickpea Curry

I made this last night and it came out great. It’s an odd way to make curry chicken but I assure you that it tastes great, is super easy, and SUPER cheap!

I got a package of 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs for $2.59 the other day, so that’s what I used in this recipe. I made it in my slow cooker but you could easily make it stovetop as well.

  • 1 to 1.5 lbs boneless / skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of visable fat, cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed with cold water
  • 1 can condensed campbells cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbs curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • chili sauce or crushed red pepper flakes – to taste
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Add everything but the chicken to the slow cooker and mix well. Add the chicken and cook over low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.


Add everything but the chicken to a dutch oven and mix well. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 hours.

Sprinkle with cilantro and serve over brown rice.


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