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Slow-Cooked Spiced Butter Chicken

Crockpot Butter Chicken

This Crockpot Butter Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make Indian-inspired dish. It is made with chicken, butter, and a variety of spices, and is cooked in a slow cooker for a few hours. The result is a creamy, flavorful dish that is sure to please.


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, melted butter, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, garam masala, paprika, cayenne pepper, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Mix until the chicken is evenly coated.
  2. Transfer the chicken mixture to a slow cooker and add the diced tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. When the chicken is cooked through, stir in the heavy cream and cilantro.
  5. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Serve over cooked rice or with naan bread.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 463 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 173 mg
  • Sodium: 590 mg
  • Potassium: 645 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Vitamin A: 890 IU
  • Vitamin C: 8 mg
  • Calcium: 67 mg
  • Iron: 2 mg

Additional Tips and Variations:

For a spicier version of this dish, add more cayenne pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes. You can also add a can of coconut milk for a creamier texture. If you don’t have all of the spices on hand, you can substitute with a store-bought curry powder.

This Crockpot Butter Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please. With its creamy texture and flavorful spices, it is sure to become a family favorite.