Slow Cooker Healthy Butter Chicken

A lot of people are investing their money into good slow cookers these days. Who doesn’t love the idea of throwing in some food, leaving it to cook for hours, and coming back to a hot cooked meal at the end of the day? 
 

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Though most of the time I do make food traditionally cooked, I still take advantage of my slow cooker when I just don’t have time. 

For example, we’ve been packing and moving our stuff for the past week. We’re doing a huge move (more on that in a few days), and that means little time for cooking. So…I tweaked some recipes to create a slow cooker comfort food.

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. No, wait..Slow Cooker Healthy Butter Chicken. That’s right. This recipe is a keeper. It’s super quick and super simple, and most likely you’ll have the ingredients on hand. 
You can find the recipe on my friend’s food blog Zaiqa.net, where I did a guest post and shared the full recipe! Check it out here.  butterchicken3

Stay tuned for my upcoming Eid post!

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3 comments

  1. Par says:

    Hi – I made this recipe before and it is amazing. Unfortunately your friend’s website is down. Can you please post the recipe here?

    • allflouredup says:

      Here it is:
      Ingredients:
      2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken leg meat, cut into 1″ pieces
      Chicken marinade: 1 tbsp tandoori masala, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1 tbsp yogurt.
      1 tbsp butter
      2 14 oz can tomato sauce
      1 onion, finely chopped
      1 tsp garlic, paste (3 large cloves)
      1 tbsp fresh ginger, paste (1.5″ piece)
      1 tsp red chili powder
      1 tsp cayenne pepper
      1 tsp ground cumin
      2 tsp garam masala powder
      1 tsp tandoori masala
      2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
      Naan/rice for serving
      Cilantro for garnish

      Instructions:
      1) Marinate the chicken pieces in the chicken marinade (tandoori masala, ginger/garlic paste, and yogurt).
      2) In a pan, melt the butter and quickly stir fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes on high heat. It doesn’t have to be cooked all the way through.
      3) In a slow cooker, add the tomato sauce, onion, garlic paste, ginger paste, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, garam masala, tandoori masala, and the partially cooked chicken (and any juices left in the pan).
      4) Set slow cooker on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Cook until chicken is soft and sauce is bubbling.
      5) When chicken is cooked, take the Greek yogurt in a large bowl, beat it so it softens up a little. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce from slow cooker to thin the yogurt a little.
      6) Stir the yogurt with the chicken gravy, cook for 10 more minutes in the slow cooker.
      7) Serve hot with rice, naan, and of course, garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!
      ***If you don’t own a slow cooker, simply combine all ingredients and cook on lowest heat setting on stovetop in a pot for 2 hours, until sauce is thickened. Stir every 20 min or so to ensure no burning. Finish up with step 5 from above.

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