Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken | Food styling by Adele Hagan | Prop styling by Laura Branson Image by: Jim Norton

This recipe can easily be left to simmer away in a slow cooker for eight hours before adding the chicken. It yields a large quantity of sauce that freezes well if you're feeding a smaller group. Serve over hot steamed basmati rice.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours
  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



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In slow cooker, combine onions, garlic, butter, ginger, brown sugar, chili powder, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, salt, pepper and tomatoes.

Whisk broth with almond butter; pour into slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or for up to 8 hours.

With immersion blender, purée sauce until smooth. Add chicken; cook, covered, on high until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, 30 to 40 minutes.

Stir in sour cream. Serve sprinkled with cilantro.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 580 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 398.0
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Potassium 766 mg
  • Cholesterol 164 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g


  • Iron 26.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken