Restaurant Style Butter Chicken in Slow Cooker


Butter Chicken Marinade
1/3 Cup Yogurt (non­fat greek yogurt, 4­5 heaping tablespoons)
1/4 Cup Almonds (silvered, or blanched and peeled whole almonds)
2 Tomatoes (use 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or 2 grated ripe red roma tomato)
1.5 tbsp Tomato Paste
1.5 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Chili Powder (indian deggi chili powder, or hot paprika, or 1/2 tsp cayenne (add more if
like spicy))
1 tsp Cumin Powder (dry roasted cumin seeds, ground)
2" Ginger (fresh ginger root)
3 Garlic (cloves, peeled)
1/2 tsp Salt (adjust per taste)

Butter Chicken
1.5 lbs Chicken (boneless chicken thigh, cut into 2­3 inch cubes)
2­3 tbsp Cilantro (coriander leaves, chopped, for garnish)
1 tbsp Honey (adjust per taste)
2­4 tbsp Heavy Cream (adjust per taste, I add upto 1/3 cup based on tartness of tomatoes)
3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Red Onion (medium onion, sliced to thin half­moon slices)

  1. Marinade: In a food processor jar, add all the chicken marinade ingredients, leaving 1/2 tsp
  2. of garam masala and all of yogurt, then process to make a fine puree. (if mixture is hard to
  3. blend, add 1 tbsp water)
  4. Transfer marinade to a wide bowl, and mix in yogurt. Then add cubed chicken meat and
  5. coat into the marinade. Set aside for 15­20 minutes
  6. Infuse Flavors: In meantime, heat 2 tbsp butter in a wide pan. Saute onion in butter on
  7. medium heat until soft and fragrant (2­3 minutes). Now, add remaining 1/2 tsp garam masala
  8. and continue saute for 1 more minute.
  9. Transfer the marinated chicken with all marinade and remaining 1 tbsp butter and honey
  10. into the saute pan. Cook chicken in pan for 5 minutes on medium­high heat or until curry
  11. looks darker color.
  12. Slow Cooker: Transfer everything in slow cooker with 1/4 cup water (or chicken stock for
  13. more flavor). Cook on high for 1.25 hours Or on slow for 3­4 hours.
  14. Before serving, after the cooker timer is up, add heavy cream and mix well. Taste and
  15. adjust salt. Leave on warm until ready to serve.

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