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Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Aromatic scents will fill your house as this classic Indian take-out dish cooks away in the slow cooker. This is great served with Naan.



  1. Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add half of the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to slow cooker.
  5. Repeat with remaining half of chicken.
  6. Reduce heat to medium; add onions to skillet, and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and gingerroot; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  8. Add garam masala; cook 30 seconds.
  9. Add tomato paste and salt; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  10. Add chicken stock, and scrape bottom of skillet with wooden spoon.
  11. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  12. At last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in whipping cream.
  13. Transfer to serving dish, and garnish with cilantro leaves.
  14. Serve over rice, if desired.

Prep Time 30 min
Total Time 5 hr 30 min
Servings 8

Expert Tips

Garam masala is a blend of spices often used in Indian cooking. The blend typically contains black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and nutmeg.

Basmati rice makes a lovely accompaniment to this dish.

Nutrition Information 1 Serving Calories 350 Calories from Fat 180 Total Fat 20g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 195mg Sodium 430mg Total Carbohydrate 6g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 37g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% Iron 15%

Exchanges: Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.


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