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Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe

Here’s a healthy butter chicken recipe you can make in your slow cooker or make really quick pressure cooker butter chicken too. If you love this traditional Indian dish it’s never been easier to make right at home for dinner. Full of flavor on top of rice or with a side of naan it will be a family favorite too.

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If you love Indian food but looking for a healthy butter chicken recipe to make at home I have a great recipe for your slow cooker or pressure cooker! Just refer to our directions as far as cooking it in your crockpot. If you need an easy version the one below we created is great. One of our favorite crockpot recipes.

We first made this in our Instant Pot and it did come out delicious. But if you’re looking for a healthier side of things this one is great.

Of course there are very traditional butter chicken recipes and if you already have one then by all means use your recipe.

If you too love slow cooker recipes of all kinds, you’re going to go crazy over this one. First let’s go over a few resources:

crockpot

When it comes to Indian food it is all about the spices right??!!

Many of them you probably have in your cabinet but there are a few you may need to pick up or order online. 

I will share those below, and they are necessary when getting that authentic flavor you love.

Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe

Healthy butter chicken recipe

  1. Chicken – breasts or thighs can be used
  2. Onion
  3. Garlic
  4. Tomato sauce and paste
  5. Curry – you can find it here
  6. Cumin – this is the one I have
  7. Paprika
  8. Ginger
  9. Cayenne pepper
  10. Salt
  11. Pepper

Rice – here’s how to make perfect Instant Pot white rice, or serve with with naan 

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Now if you want to make our Instant Pot butter chicken recipe you will use this recipe. The ingredients and instructions are different.

The recipes are different and since this one doesn’t have heavy cream. It is healthier but seriously they are both yummy!

instant pot butter chicken recipe

Crockpot Butter Chicken

Recipe for this method of cooking is below in the printable card.

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Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe

Here’s a healthy butter chicken recipe you can make in your slow cooker or make really quick pressure cooker butter chicken too. If you love this traditional Indian dish it’s never been easier to make right at home for dinner. Full of flavor on top of rice or with a side of naan it will be a family favorite too. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword butter, chicken, crockpot, easy, healthy, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 180kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place diced chicken pieces, onions, garlic, pepper, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and spices into your slow cooker. Mix well to coat chicken with everything.
  • Put lid on and cook on low for 6-8 hrs or on high for 4 hrs. (I prefer slow and longer).
  • Serve on a bed of rice or with a side of naan, top with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1553mg68%
Potassium 1189mg34%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1985IU40%
Vitamin C 35.1mg43%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Holly Harris

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

I noticed the sodium is much higher in the healthy version. Wondering why?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

The recipe card calculates that and isn't always totally accurate so I am not sure.

Kulpreet Chahal

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

great sharing. thanks for the recipe. looks so good and delicious. nice one.

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