Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

This is such an easy – and tasty – dinner. It’s actually the first time I’ve made a slow cooker curry, and I was very pleased with how it turned out. I will make this again, but I might use chicken thighs instead of breasts – I do prefer thighs (not code). Anyway, who’s up for some easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken?


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp sugar (I used Erythritol – makes it a Keto friendly curry. Affiliate link )
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 100ml plain yoghurt
  • 250ml coconut milk


  • Cut up the chicken into chunks and flash fry it – don’t cook it too much though or it will toughen up later
  • Put the chicken in the slow cooker and chop the onion finely
  • Fry the onion until it’s translucent and then add the garlic, crushed, for a minute before adding it to the chicken
  • Mix all the dry spices in a bowlSpice Mix for slow cooker butter chicken
  • Mix the tomato puree into the spices to form a pasteSpice paste for slow cooker butter chicken
  • Mix the yoghurt and then the coconut milk into the mix before pouring it over the chicken in the slow cooker
  • Mix well and cook on low for five hours, then enjoy!

Some thoughts on this: it’s super mild, but if you fancy a bigger kick you can up the curry powder to a medium. It also needed a good whack of seasoning as it’s so creamy. You could probably marinate the chicken in a Tikka spice mix as well for some extra yummy zing.

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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