Indian Butter Chicken (Crockpot Style)


Hi guys!

I hope you guys had an amazing weekend like I did!  It was absolutely crazy, but definitely worth it.

On Saturday, I had a second Thanksgiving with my family.  Because we had a big family reunion, we didn’t get the traditional Thanksgiving we’re all used to and definitely needed a makeup.  So even though I’m still stuffed with food, I’m here with yet another recipe.

On Wednesday, I made an amazing dinner of butter chicken, brown rice, Guferati (Indian green beans), and naan.  All healthy (of course).


Unfortunately, the naan did not work out.  Even though it looked good.  So I won’t give you that recipe.

But I do have an amazing butter chicken recipe that I made, paired with awesome guferati.  The recipe also calls for tandoori masala and garam masala which I have recipes for because they’re much cheaper than buying from any store.

Both recipes are by yours truly.

Butter Chicken

1 1/2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs canola oil
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into bite sized chunks
1/2 white onion, large dice
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
3 tsp. yellow curry
3 Tbs. red curry paste
2 tsp. tandoori masala

1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. ceyenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom (I found this really cheap at World Market. It was $10 at the grocery store)
1 Tbs. brown sugar
6 oz. tomato paste
1 can light coconut milk
1 regular sized container plain Greek yogurt
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat butter and canola oil and saute garlic, onion, and chicken for a few minutes. Add  yellow/red curry, tandoori masala, garam masala, cumin, ceyenne, ginger, brown sugar, cardamon, and tomato paste. Cook until the chicken starts to cook and the tomato paste is smooth.

Pour all of it into a crock pot. Mix in coconut milk, yogurt, and salt and pepper. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10. Serve with rice.

I made this in the crockpot, but if you cooked the chicken with the onion, you could probably make it in a pan and just simmer it with the coconut milk and yogurt.


Garam Masala

1 Tbs. cumin
1 1/2 tsp coriander ground
1 1/2 tsp cardamom ground
1 1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves ground
1/4 tsp. nutmeg ground

Combine all ingredients.

Tandoori Masala

1 Tbs. garam masala
1 Tbs. cumin
1/2 Tbs. coriander
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
pinch fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. ceyenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ginger

Combine all ingredients.


I hope you love this recipe!  It is so good.  Tastes just like it came from an Indian restaurant!  Let me know what you think.

*Edit*: I made this recipe on the stove and it came out beautifully!  I just cubed the chicken, browned it, added all sauce ingredients like in the crockpot, and simmered it for about 10 minutes.  I also added 1 c. of chicken broth because it’s thicker on the stovetop than it in in a crockpot.  Enjoy!