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You guys are going to LOVE this Crockpot Butter Chicken!
This easy healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken is so delicious! It’s so easy to make, it’s kind of embarrassing. And on top of being easy, it’s also healthier than the traditional Butter Chicken. YES!
You see, there was a reason for that Naan yesterday.
Butter Chicken and Naan just need each other. Especially when both are homemade and both are incredibly awesome.
And oh my gosh… So easy!
When I set out to make the Butter Chicken I wanted it to be crazy easy.
My cousin Maggie graduated from college with a teaching degree in May, and in August she started teaching full-time. Yeah, only three months later she landed her first teaching job and it’s full-time, with her very own kindergarten classroom! I know, right? The girl is pretty awesome and one of the hardest workers I know.
She’s also very busy, but really who the heck isn’t these days?
Maggie has been asking for easy crockpot recipes. You know, the ones that you can just throw everything in the bowl, turn it on and go!
So I adapted the classic Butter Chicken recipe, made a few changes to make it healthier, threw everything in the crockpot and prayed. Prayed that this (way too easy, most likely would never work) meal actually tasted somewhat edible.
Sometimes when I experiment things can turn out just plain bad. Like all the recipes I made this past weekend. Ugh…so disappointing. Let’s just not go there. But sometimes…
Yeah, sometimes I get lucky. I knew three hours in that the recipe was gonna be good.
The house smelled amazing. Almost fall like. It was awesome and so cozy.
Gotta love cozy comfort food that is not really comfort food.
I mean it’s comfort food, just a little lighter.
It’s seriously so cozy and perfect for quick weeknight meals.
Like I said, just throw it all in and go!
I have to say that normally I like browning my meat before I put it in the crockpot, but for this I did not miss it at all. There is so much flavor in the creamy sauce that you don’t need to brown the chicken first.
Which is just kind of awesome. I mean who wants to clean another pan? Not me, I’m already up to my eyeballs in dishes.
Oh, and seriously, the Naan is a must.
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Can this be made in an instant pot?
You bet, just cook on high pressure for 8 minutes:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx
It’s been raining for two days so decided to make this dish. The smell from the crockpot filled the house. This was not as rich as traditional butter chicken which I really enjoyed and the flavours from the spices took it over the top. Pure comfort food. Another knockout recipe from Tieghan.
Happy Monday!! 🍋🫐 I truly appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, love to hear that it was a hit! xT
What greens did you too with?
I just served this with some chopped cilantro:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
I made this tonight and flavors were good but I’m wondering what went wrong. It wasn’t as thick and rich as butter chicken I’ve had in the past (maybe due to it being a healthier version). I used low fat coconut milk so maybe I need the full fat one. I’d try it again but would love to know where I went wrong. Thanks!
Happy Friday!!🍀 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! I would try full fat coconut milk. The crockpot could also have caused a thinner sauce, you could try this version next time:
I hope this helps! xT
Just made this for the first time and I’m in love. Also love that it’s slightly healthier than normal so I don’t feel bad about using this as meal prep for a couple of nights!
Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT