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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

If you need a family dinner recipe that will leave everyone scraping their plates clean, introduce your loved ones to Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. A standout recipe that stems from hearty Indian cuisine, this variation will leave you amazed with both the flavors and the simplicity of cooking.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 497kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion diced
  • 3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 14.5 oz can coconut milk
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream for later
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice


  • Dice onion and slice chicken into bite-sized pieces
  • Add all ingredients except cream and rice into slow cooker and stir to combine
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Stir in heavy cream and replace cover to let it heat through while you make the rice
  • Cook rice according to package directions
  • Serve rice topped with chicken and with a side of naan if desired


  • Store your leftovers in either the fridge or freezer. Fridge leftovers can store for up to 3 days and freezer portions are good for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat single portions in either the microwave or over the stove. Allow time to defrost if reheating from frozen.
  • This is a mild recipe. If you'd like some spice, add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 856IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg