Best Butter Chicken

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June 14, 2017

Best Butter Chicken 5 0 5 2

Slow Cooked Butter Chicken to die for.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 40 mins

  • Yields: 5 servings


700 g chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 tub of Ghee

1 large onion, diced

4 to 5 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp ground cardamom

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground tumeric

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp paprika

1 pinch of cayenne pepper

4 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 x 400 ml can coconut cream


11. Heat the half a tub of Ghee in large saucepan over medium heat.

22. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for five minutes until translucent.

33. Turn the heat down to low and stir in spices.

44. Add the tomato paste and cook for one minute.

55. Add the salt, lemon juice, and mix well.

66. Place the cut up chicken in the slow cooker and combine with the mixture from the pan.

77. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours stirring every hour.

88. In the last hour add the coconut cream and mix through and cook until the sauce has thickened.

9Serve with plain rice and or poppadoms.

Submitted by Kelly


2 Reviews

Cathryn Pawley

September 8, 2017

First time I made this I mixed up ginger/garam masala amounts-was still nice! Today made it with correct amounts and was absolutely fantastic! Will make it regularly. I used thigh fillets

Nadia King

June 19, 2017

Lovely recipe. Quick easy and tasty. I didn’t have lemon so I substituted with comquats. Can’t say how it compares to other butter chickens because I have only ever had jar sauce once, it’s definitely nicer than that though.

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