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Indian Butter Chicken

Simplified Indian Butter Chicken

This recipe simplifies a classic dish without sacrificing on flavor!

Course Main Course


  • 2 lbs chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 can tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 tbsp garam masala spice blend
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter grass-fed
  • 1/2 cup yogurt full-fat is best


  1. If not using crushed tomatoes, blend tomatoes garam masala and salt.
  2. Add tomato mixture and chicken to slow cooker.
  3. Place butter on top of chicken.

  4. Cook on Low for 3-4 hours (chicken thighs may take longer), or until chicken can be shredded.
  5. Remove chicken and shred.
  6. Mix chicken, tomato mixture, and yogurt together.

Recipe Notes

Stove Top Instructions

If your chicken is already cooked, you can prepare the sauce on the stovetop.

  1. Simmer pureed tomatoes, garam masala, and salt.
    2. After the sauce has simmered for about 15 take off the heat and stir in yogurt and butter.
    3. Mix in chicken and serve.

Serving Options

  • serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or roasted veggies.
  • garnish with cilantro