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spoon stirring butter chicken in a slow cooker
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

EASY slow cooker butter chicken is made with healthy ingredients, and can be assembled and frozen for meal prep! Made with tender chicken thighs, and a creamy coconut tomato curry sauce, it's dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into large cubes; see note 1
  • 14.5 oz tomato sauce 1 can; note 2
  • 13.5 oz coconut milk full fat; 400 mL
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori masala
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Before serving

  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Combine - all ingredients in a 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours (see note 1).
  • Add final ingredients - Just before serving, stir in the almond flour, lemon juice, and adjust salt to taste.
    spoon stirring butter chicken in a slow cooker

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Notes

  1. chicken thighs work best as chicken breasts are more prone to overcooking; if you swap breasts, reduce the cook time to low 3-4 hours.
  2. refers to pureed tomatoes and not ketchup; can sometimes be called passata
Storage
  • Refrigerate - let cool completely, then portion out with rice into 2 cup meal prep containers. Store in sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze - let cool completely, then portion out into freezer containers with rice. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw - if frozen, thaw completely before reheating.
  • Reheat - in the microwave until steaming hot.
Freezer Crockpot Meal
  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag, 1.5 L reusable silicone freezer bag, or storage container.
  2. Squeeze out as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. Thaw completely before cooking as directed above.
Freezer Lunch Portions
  1. Portion out the butter chicken with rice (or quinoa) and steamed vegetables into freezer-safe meal prep containers.
  2. Cool completely, then freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. Thaw completely before reheating in the microwave until steaming hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of batch | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4.2mg