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265
Calories 
9g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
35g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I recently went to Chicago and ate the most amazing butter chicken, better known as Chicken Makhani, from a local takeout restaurant. I hardly ever eat Indian food but this one simple meal has completely opened my eyes to Indian food. I actually tried butter chicken from 3 different restaurants within a week of coming home, until I looked up the nutrition stats, ugh. I decided I needed to find a way to make it at home for my waistline and bank account and found this wonderful recipe on All Recipes. I adapted it to be lower fat and adjusted it for the slow cooker. I served mine with a simple cauliflower rice, recipe coming tomorrow, but it also works great with regular rice.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

9
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 U shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 2 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup (312g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 89mg
29%
Sodium 329mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g

Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and onion and saute until soft.
  2. Add the butter, lemon juice, giner, garlic, garam masala, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and bay leaf. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
  4. Add the half and half, milk, and yogurt. Reduce heat to low, stir, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir frequently.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add everything to a blender and blend until well combined.
  7. Add cubed chicken breast to the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours. Enjoy with rice or cauliflower rice.
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