Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, serve over rice topped with chopped cilantro.
  5. Great side to go with this is Naan. There is a great recipe over at Gimme Some Oven

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