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slow cooker butter chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Indian


Made with coconut milk and curry powder, this slow cooker butter chicken is packed full of flavour, while being dairy-free and gluten-free for everyone to enjoy.


  • 1.5lbs chicken breast or thighs, cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated ( or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (optional)


  1. In a slow cooker, add onion and garlic to the bottom of the pot. Add cubed chicken, coconut milk, tomato paste, curry powder, ginger and sea salt.
  2. Stir well to combine to make sure chicken is well coated with seasoning.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours, or up to 8 hours.
  4. When the curry is done cooking, before serving, stir in spinach and yogurt (optional) and allow to cook another 10-15 minutes on low until they have cooked into the mixture. You can help it by stirring if needed.
  5. Serve warm with a side of rice.
  6. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 346 calories
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Fat: 17 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 8 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 40 grams

Keywords: creamy, healthy, dairy free, coconut, crockpot

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