healthy slow cooker indian butter chicken


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 14oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1″ chunks
  • 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper
  • lime & cilantro, for garnish
  • naan & rice for serving


Combine the onion, garlic, all spices, and tomato sauce in your slow cooker. Mix to combine, then add the cut up chicken. Stir, and cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 4).

  1. Twenty minutes before you want to eat, put the yogurt into a separate bowl. Stirring continuously, add 1/4 cup at a time of the hot tomato sauce to the yogurt, until you’ve added about 2 cups. Then, pour the entire thing back into the crock pot and stir to combine.
  2. Cook another 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve garnished with lime and cilantro, along with naan and rice.
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