March 11, 2020

Easy slow cooker butter chicken

This popular and flavorful classic Indian restaurant dish can be made easily at home using your slow cooker. Spicy and creamy tomato sauce coat this chicken that is best served with some rice and Naan bread for dipping in the sauce.

This popular and flavorful classic Indian restaurant dish can be made easily at home using your slow cooker. Spicy and creamy tomato sauce coat this chicken that is best served with some rice and Naan bread for dipping in the sauce.

Butter chicken has always been one of my favorite dishes to order or grab at the buffet when we go out for Indian food. We used to live very closely to several Indian restaurants, but now there are not any close to our house. I wanted to make this dish at home with ease and also wanted to keep it mild for our kids. This recipe covers both of those requirements!

As you may know, we have two three year olds in our house. Since we follow The Division of Responsibility in Feeding, all of our meals are family meals. I want to encourage my kids to try all foods we eat. Sometimes that's easier said than done with little ones. However, one way I make food approachable for them is to make sure it's not too hot and spicy. This recipe falls into a mild flavor profile for my husband and I. The flavors and spices are all still there, just not as hot as I'd make it before kids. You can definitely adjust that and increase the amounts of curry powder and ginger in the recipe by 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. Also, you can add a bit of cayenne pepper if you really want a kick!

Both the kids ate this dish and one especially enjoyed it a lot! The other mostly loved the Naan and the sauce and that's okay. It's all about exposure and keeping meals no pressure. If you want more recipes and ideas, please join my Facebook group - Feeding our Families & Raising Adventurous Eaters. Even with some adjustments, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this satisfying and flavorful dish! Plus, making it in the slow cooker is perfect for us busy moms.

This popular and flavorful classic Indian restaurant dish can be made easily at home using your slow cooker. Spicy and creamy tomato sauce coat this chicken that is best served with some rice and Naan bread for dipping in the sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

This popular and flavorful classic Indian restaurant dish can be made easily at home using your slow cooker. Spicy and creamy tomato sauce coat this chicken that is best served with some rice and Naan bread for dipping in the sauce.

ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup Basmati rice, cooked to package directions, for serving
  • Naan bread, for serving

instructions:

How to cook Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

  1. Lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker in an even layer. Season with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Top with the onion and garlic.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the tomato paste through ginger. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 4.5 to 5 hours, until the chicken is tender. Stir in the heavy whipping cream and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Let warm and then serve with the rice and/or Naan.
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I hope you give this slow cooker butter chicken a try!

This popular and flavorful classic Indian restaurant dish can be made easily at home using your slow cooker. Spicy and creamy tomato sauce coat this chicken that is best served with some rice and Naan bread for dipping in the sauce.

4 comments:

  1. Where do you find the garam masala spices? I've checked everywhere.

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    1. I get them at Wegmans locally or you can always order from Amazon.

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  2. Such a great dish, and preparing it in the slow cooker is genius. Gotta try this -- thanks.

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  3. This looks so amazing! The sauce is the bomb, Amy.

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