Slow cooker Butter Chicken

From scratch, slow cooked butter chicken

Submitted by Michelle Brown

Slow cooker Butter Chicken

From scratch, slow cooked butter chicken
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes


  • 750g (4) Chicken breast fillets - diced
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground Tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Parika (I used hot)
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (I used extra hot)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 jar (700g) Tomato Passata
  • 1 tin (400ml) Coconut Cream


  • Heat oil and butter until melted (either in large fry pan or slow cooker on stove top if able)
  • Add onion and garlic and cook gently until onions are soft.
  • Add chicken and seal.
  • Stir in combined spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste. Stir to combine then cook for 1 minute.
  • Add Passata. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Cook in slow cooker on High 4 hours.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Stir in coconut cream in the last hour.


  • I served with seasoned rice and Naan bread.
  • I combined all spices in a small bowl prior to adding.
  • I like a little heat so used “hot” versions of paprika and cayenne. Adjust to own taste.
  • I used Breville BSC560 which is 6L with searing bowl. Adjust cooking time to your cooker.

4 thoughts on “Slow cooker Butter Chicken”

  1. Really tasty recipe, I’ll be definitely making this again.
    Might leave out the sugar – the recipe is great as it is!
    That’s only my personal preference though 🙂

  2. Have made this twice now and we love it! Especially my 1 year old. I think it’s her favourite meal. Freezes well too.

  3. Delicious! I skipped all the pre-cook instructions & put it all in SC together. I left out the sugar (a personal preference) & forgot to buy coconut cream. Used dairy cream on individual serve instead (individuals for personal preference). This one will be made again.

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