Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Easy Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

Last week I made an easy slow-cooker butter chicken.  The flavours are mild, so it would be good for someone who is just getting into Indian food.  It's not the most authentic, elaborate Indian food we've ever made, but it's quick to throw together and fool-proof, and we'll definitely make it again if we need something that's no-fuss

You start by throwing 3 T of flour, 1 T of garam masala, 1 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp curry powder into a slow cooker:

Then add 3 lbs of chicken thighs (quartered) and toss to coat:

Add 1/2 cup of ground cashews:

Then add 1 small chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno (I used a red one), and chopped ginger (I used 3-4 T).

Next add 2 seeded and chopped tomatoes:

2 T of tomato paste:

And 3/4 cup of cream:

I seasoned it a bit with salt and pepper before cooking, but added more later on.  The recipe says to cook it on low for 4 hours, although I turned it up to high for a while, and also probably cooked it for 4.5 hours total. 

A bit more salt and pepper to taste (salt makes a big difference - don't skip it).  Once it was done I stirred in 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt:

We garnished it with cilantro and served it over basmati rice:

The best thing about this recipe is that you don't have to pre-cook anything; you just throw it all into the slow cooker, and ta-da, it's done!

As I mentioned before, this is a very mild curry/butter chicken.  We're usually fans of much stronger flavours, so we'll likely tweak the recipe a bit the next time we make it.  That being said, it's definitely good, and was even better the next day.

You can find the recipe here on the Food Network site.

Do you use a slow-cooker?  Have you ever made butter chicken or a curry in it?  What have you been cooking lately?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I do use a slow cooker! I have made butter chicken before in it and it was really good. I love Indian flavors!!

I was at the lake this week so haven't done much cooking. We did make a casserole dish with some of my zucchini last night. It was kind of a gratin type of dish which was really good!!