SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN a mildly spiced curry dish that is so easy to prepare that you won’t need to order take-out from your favorite restaurant.
This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is dressed to impress. Made with a flavorful sauce, this recipe taste just like the original version but healthier! The first time I heard of Butter Chicken, this dish is not what I envisioned. In fact I thought more of a casserole dish made with canned soup. So I was thrilled when it came out with a side of naan and loaded with flavor.
I love making Butter Chicken and my kids love it as well. I wanted to try to give this dish a healthier twist. Making this slow cooker chicken recipe in the slow cooker made this dish a 5-star recipe in this mom’s book.
Since making this SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN recipe, we have made it a dozen or so time. I love taking this meal to family or friends who either just had a baby or need a meal for whatever reason. They always are amazed and it isn’t your typical meal that people bring. This isn’t overly spiced or powerful, yet is packed with flavor. Garnished with some fresh cilantro, rice or make this recipe for Scallion Cilantro Lime Rice (yum!) and of course a side of homemade naan. You will be the star of any dinner table you serve this at.
My son Aiden loves my Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, he requests it weekly. If I prepare something else, he moans and grains unless I say it is this crockpot butter chicken. Then he is a all smiles.
I find it hard sometimes for my family to branch out of the their traditional favorites, so I absolutely enjoy it when I find a recipe that they love and it isn’t tacos or hamburgers.
Not everything that you love can be made in the slow cooker, there are some recipes that just don’t taste the same made this way. But this recipe for butter chicken, is just as delicious made in the slow cooker. In fact, I find it even better but maybe that is because there is little work involved.
So this week when you are looking for a new recipe to try, make this SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN. Your family will devour it and will be impressed. You will come away with a smile knowing that you gave them a delicious meal, with a healthier twist and that took little preparation. Enjoy friends from our slow cooker to yours.
My favorite kitchen items to make this SLOW COOKER ITALIAN CHICKEN STEW are below, you will want of few of these just for your everyday cooking.
SLOW COOKER: I prefer my slow cooker to have a timer. This is because I always somehow forget about it. So having a timer and a lid that locks are two essential things for me when purchasing a slow cooker.
MEASURING CUPS: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
MEASURING SPOONS: I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. The plastic ones just don’t last long in our house thanks in large part to the garbage disposal.
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SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN a mildly spiced curry dish that is so easy to prepare that you won’t need to order take-out from your favorite Indian restaurant.
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast about 3 chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks
- 1/2 onion finely minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons red curry paste
- 2 tablespoons garam masala
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup half and half or heavy cream
- White rice for serving
Prepare chicken by cutting into bite sized chunks. In mixing bowl whisk together coconut milk, Greek yogurt, cream, tomato paste, garlic, ginger and all the spices. Make sure it is mixed very well and there are no chunks.
Lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the diced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker and top with cut up chicken. Pour the tomato/coconut milk over the chicken to make sure the chicken is completely covered. Top the liquid with butter. Top slow cooker with lid and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. I stir mine ½ way through cooking time if I remember.
Season with salt and pepper, serve over rice topped with chopped cilantro.
Great side to go with this is Naan. There is a great recipe over at Gimme Some Oven
Recipe from [Easy Slow Cooker Chickenhttp://www.halfbakedharvest.com/easy-healthier-crockpot-butter-chicken/]
This recipe was recently updated from original posting date October 2015.