Making the internationally loved Indian food dish, Butter Chicken ( murgh makhani ), is so easy in this crock pot butter chicken recipe! Pair it with some fresh, homemade Naan Bread to enjoy a flavorful chicken dinner with your family.
Course: Dinner Recipes, Main Dish, Slow Cooker Crockpot Recipes
Keyword: Crock Pot Butter Chicken, crock pot meals, crockpot dinners, easy Indian meals, murgh makhani, slow cooker, slow cooker butter chicken, slow cooker dinners
Author: Angela @ BakeItWithLove.com
1 lbchicken breasts(boneless, skinless cubed into chunks)
1 Tbspginger(finely grated - or use ginger paste)
1 tspchili powder
1/4 clemon juice
1/2 cheavy cream
1 14 oz cancoconut milk
1 6 oz cantomato paste
14 oz candiced green chiles(finely chopped or food processed)
If possible, marinate your chicken for a few hours before adding to your slow cooker with the sauce. To marinate: in a small bowl, add chicken, paprika, chili powder, salt, ginger and garlic with lemon juice and stir to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate.
In a large mixing bowl combine heavy cream, coconut milk, yellow curry powder, garam masala, tomato paste, chicken broth, finely chopped diced green chiles, and turmeric. Stir to combine.
Cover the bottom of the crock pot with the finely chopped onion before adding the marinated chicken on top of the onion layer. Add chicken.
Pour the cream sauce over the chicken until it is covered completely by the sauce. Top it all off with a few pats of butter, cover, and cook for the 4-6 hours depending on your slow cooker heat setting.
Add (optional) salt & pepper to taste before serving.
Tips For Better Butter Chicken:
The Cook: The longer you can cook the butter chicken, the better it will taste.
Taste, Taste, Taste! Add salt & pepper as needed.
Adjust seasonings to you or your families taste buds. You want Spicy? Try some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
For more authentic flavor: use bone in chicken thighs, or cool your butter chicken gravy off with a scoop of greek yogurt when serving.