Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

World Cuisine Asian Indian

Indian food is one of my favorites, so when my friend made this slow cooker version for my family we were head over heels! I don't think I've had a Butter Chicken that I've liked more. It's wonderful to put into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to the warm Indian spice smell....LOVE IT! Serve with basmati rice and warm naan bread.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 480
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 4h 30m


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons tandoori masala
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 15 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • salt to taste


  • 1   Melt the butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chicken, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, curry paste, tandoori masala, garam masala, and tomato paste until no lumps of tomato paste remain. Pour into a slow cooker, and stir in the cardamom pods, coconut milk, and yogurt. Season to taste with salt.
  • 2   Cook on High 4 to 6 hours, or on Low 6 to 8 hours until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced to your desired consistency. Remove and discard the cardamom pods before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 33.3g 51%
    Saturated Fat 19.0g  
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 442mg 18%
Potassium 824mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 17.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 30.6g 61%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 647IU  
Vitamin C 11mg  
Calcium 134mg  
Iron 6mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 12mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 79mg  
Folate 33mcg