Slow Cooker Butter Chicken - Slender Kitchen

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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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.

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 U shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (or 1/2 cup tomato paste)
  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup (312g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 329mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g


  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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