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Slow Cooker or Stovetop Butter Chicken (Does it always contain Butter??)

12crowdrex-articleLargeOK so I’ve heard about this recipe time and again – from colleagues at my cooking school to folks at the grocery to the young moms group I presented for. A friend gave me the recipe adapted for stovetop, and the New York Times recipe (it’s their photo above) has it cooking in the slow cooker. Anyway, here’s the NYT recipe. I haven’t made it yet but intend to do so ASAP, like in the next few days! Have you made butter chicken?

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken (NYT)

Not every version of butter chicken uses butter. Coconut milk gives this slow-cooker chicken its creamy richness. This is a fast recipe for the cook: Just prep it earlier in the day, even during your morning routine, getting your onion and spices going on the stove while simultaneously making lunches for grumpy children, folding dish towels, feeding the dogs and wondering once again why no one else has done any of the above. If you’re preparing pork or beef in the slow cooker, you’ll want to brown the meat first, but that’s not necessary with boneless cuts of chicken. The meat will be cooked within 4 1/2 or 5 hours, but if you need to let it sit a little longer — up to 7 hours total, on low heat — it will still be delicious, though the chicken may be very soft and shred a tad.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk (if necessary, whisk to combine the liquid and solids before measuring)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)
  •  Cooked basmati or jasmine rice, for serving
  •  Naan, for serving (optional)

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