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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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Whether or not you love Indian food, this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is off the charts delish. Grab your slow cooker and get started!

Personally, I love almost everything that has chicken in it. I don’t care if it’s fried, in soup, or even if it’s a silly meal of “chicken legs” made out of Rice Krispies!

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

I love my slow cooker. Do you love yours? If I can put something in a slow cooker, let it cook all day, and have it ready to go by supper time, I’m all in. What an invention!

One hallmark of good butter chicken is that it’s super soft. It almost melts in your mouth. There is a hint of spice in a tomato, cream sauce with just enough curry to make it irresistible. This recipe covers all the bases. It’s silky and rich and now I want to put the computer away and rush to the kitchen to make it.

Whether or not you love Indian food, this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is off the charts delish. Grab your slow cooker and get started!

Basmati Rice

There can be no Butter Chicken without Basmati Rice. Of course, you don’t have to use it if you don’t want. But I would sure be sad for you if you omit it. So much yum!

This particular rice is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India and Pakistan and makes the long journey all the way to our grocery store aisles. This is no ordinary rice. Basmati is considered a super grain.

It’s gluten-free and loaded with all sorts of good stuff like folic acid. The aroma and texture of Basmati are different than any other rice. That’s what makes it the perfect addition to this recipe.

Ingredients you may not have on hand.

If you don’t already have these in your kitchen, put then on your shopping list so you can make this recipe asap. Coconut milk, turmeric powder, ground ginger, curry powder, and red curry paste might not be things you would normally buy.

Why curry powder and curry paste? Well, curry powder is not hot. It’s pretty mild, actually. Curry paste has a blend of spices and oil and can be spicy. Don’t worry though. It won’t light your mouth on fire.

Whether or not you love Indian food, this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is off the charts delish. Grab your slow cooker and get started!

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 medium white onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. red curry paste
  • 2 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 14.5 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • pita bread toasted

Instructions

Directions:

  1. In the slow cooker, stir all ingredients (except heavy cream) together until combined.

  2. Put on lid and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in cream. Cook rice according to package.
  4. Serve on rice and with toasted pita bread.

Whether or not you love Indian food, this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is off the charts delish. Grab your slow cooker and get started!

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