Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

Having curry for dinner? This butter chicken recipe is full of deep flavors from different spicies, plus it’s slow-cooked until the chicken is tender.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes



For The Marinade:

  • 1cupplain yogurt
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 2tspsground cumin
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspCayenne pepper
  • ¾tspblack pepper
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspsalt
  • 3chicken breastsboneless skinless

For The Sauce:

  • 1tbspbutter
  • 1clovegarlicminced
  • 1pcjalapeno pepperfinely chopped
  • 2tspsground cumin
  • 2tspspaprika
  • 1tspsaltor to taste
  • 1cantomato sauce
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspscornstarch
  • 1tbspwater
  • ¼cupfresh cilantrochopped




  1. In a large ziploc bag the night before cooking add the yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, salt and chicken (leave the chicken breasts whole here).

  2. Seal the bag and work the mixture into the chicken until all incorporated. Refrigerate overnight.

Butter Chicken:

  1. Scrape off a majority of the marinade that is on the chicken and discard it. You’ll have plenty of the second sauce to keep the food moist and provide enough sauce.

  2. Cut the chicken into two inch chunks.

  3. When you’re ready to cook the chicken, add the butter, garlic and jalapeno into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  4. In a small bowl, add the cumin, paprika, salt, tomato sauce and heavy cream and stir to combine.

  5. Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.

  6. Stir the cornstarch into the water and add to the slow cooker and stir.

  7. Cook for an additional 20 minutes on high.

  8. Top with cilantro before serving.


  • Calories: 555.58kcal
  • Fat: 40.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.04g
  • Fiber: 3.20g
  • Sugar: 9.11g
  • Protein: 32.80g
  • Cholesterol: 180.63mg
  • Sodium: 911.00mg
  • Calcium: 179.37mg
  • Potassium: 878.39mg
  • Iron: 4.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 386.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.38mg
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