Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 5:00 h
  • Ready In: 5:20 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    9.9 g
  • Cholesterol

    106.9 mg
  • Fat

    13.6 g
  • Fiber

    1.3 g
  • Protein

    31.0 g
  • Saturated Fat

    8.0 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    225.1 mg
  • Sugar

    3.1 g
  • Trans Fat

    3.7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.8 g
  • Potassium

    584.3 mg
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Slow cooker Indian butter chicken recipe. Indian butter chicken recipe – A delicious and easy-to-make Indian dish that will be a hit with family and friends.

What is Indian Butter Chicken and Why is it So Popular?

One of the most popular Indian dishes, Butter Chicken is a slow cooker recipe cooked in the crockpot. The dish has a creamy and rich sauce made with onions, ginger, garlic, and tomato paste.

Butter Chicken is a prevalent dish in India. The dish has been around for decades and it’s been enjoyed by people from all over the world. It’s not just delicious but also healthy as it’s made with vegetables such as cauliflower and carrots high in fiber and nutrients.

How to Make Rice for the Butter Chicken Dish

This is a recipe for rice that you can make in your crockpot. It is a simple and easy way to cook rice that will be ready in less than an hour.

This is a very easy dish to make. You just need some chicken, butter, and spices. You place the chicken in the crockpot with butter and spices then add some water and cook it until the chicken has fallen off the bone. Once it has cooked, you mix it with some rice and add chopped cilantro to top it off!

There are many different ways you can make this dish your own by adding more or less of each ingredient or using different types of spices. For example, if you like your food spicy then add more cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes!

Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

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  • 1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 boneless and skinleess chicken breasts
  • To Make a Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz (240 ml) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Step 1

In a large Ziploc bag, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, ground cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ginger, salt, and chicken breasts. Shake well and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

Remove the Ziploc bag from the refrigerator. Scrape off a majority of marinade that is on the chicken and discard it. Cut marinated chicken into chunks.

Step 3

Place cubed chicken in a 6-quart (6 L0 slow cooker. Add the butter, garlic, and jalapeno. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, tomato sauce, and heavy cream. Stir well and pour the sauce over the chicken.

Step 4

Cover the pot and cook in a low-heat setting for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the cooker. Stir well. Cook in a high-heat setting for a further 20 minutes. Serve hot topped with chopped cilantro.

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