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Slow cooker butter chicken served with naan bread and rice

Slow-cooker butter chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook: -
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Try this slow-cooker butter chicken curry for a guaranteed family favourite. It has a creamy, lightly spiced tomato sauce and juicy chunks of chicken

  • Freezable
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal371
fat19g
saturates7g
carbs11g
sugars10g
fibre3g
protein36g
salt0.79g
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Ingredients

  • 500g skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 3 pieces

For the marinade

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 200g natural yogurt

For the curry

  • 2 tbsp butter, ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted

To serve (optional)

  • cooked basmati rice
  • naan bread
  • mango chutney or lime pickle
  • fresh coriander
  • lime wedges

Method

  • STEP 1

    In a medium bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients with some seasoning. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss with the marinade. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hr or overnight.

  • STEP 2

    In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the butter, ghee or oil. Add the onion, garlic, green chilli, ginger and some seasoning. Fry on a medium heat for 10 mins or until soft.

  • STEP 3

    Add the spices with the tomato purée, cook for a further 2 mins until fragrant, then add the stock and marinated chicken. Tip everything into the slow cooker, then cook for 6-7 hrs on Low until the chicken is tender.

  • STEP 4

    Sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Serve with rice, naan bread, chutney, coriander and lime wedges, if you like.

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