Crock Pot Indian Butter Chicken -Sooooo good!!

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #34115

January 18, 2020

"This Butter Chicken recipe is one I enjoy often. My DH is not a big fan of Indian food but he does really enjoy this. Serve this with a side of Jasmine or Basmati rice or your favorite bun or Naan Bread to soak up those fantastic juices."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (478.4 g)
  • Calories 693.6
  • Total Fat - 45.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 25.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 336.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1308.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 7.3 g
  • Protein - 58.2 g
  • Calcium - 74.8 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt the butter in a skillet and add the chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, Garam Masala and salt.

Step 2

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside but not browned: pour into crock-pot.

Step 3

Pour the soup broth into the skillet and scrape the bits off the bottom; pour into the crock-pot.

Step 4

Stir in the tomato sauce, canned fire roasted diced tomatoes and coconut milk.

Step 5

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Step 6


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


9 Reviews


Delicious butter chicken! I loved that it was a crockpot meal so it was ready when I got home from work. All I had to do was to make a salad and heat up some rice. This was very flavorful. I especially liked the fire roasted tomatoes. Thank you!


review by:
(2 Mar 2023)

Chef Potpie

This is a lovely Butter Chicken recipe that we enjoyed for 2 dinners and I have some leftover to freeze for another meal. I always have these ingredients on hand, and I'll be making this again. Next time I will probably use a little less tomato sauce per Hubby's preference. Served with shredded coconut, chutney and sambal for some more "kick!" Delicious!


review by:
(12 Feb 2023)


This was exceptionally delicious. I loved the addition of the fire-roasted tomatoes in this recipe, it added a nice tomato flavor with a bit of a fire-roasted kick. It worked quite well in this recipe. The sauce is so flavorful though, and it served to also moisten the steamed white rice that I served with the Butter Chicken. It was a very satisfying and filling dinner. Thank you, QueenBea.


review by:
(12 Feb 2023)


The only change I made was a little less tomato sauce and more of the spices otherwise made as per recipe for a delicious easy to cook dinner. Thank you to Breezermom for the recommendation and to QueenBea for the recipe, made for Best Of '22 tag game at FF&F.


review by:
(9 Feb 2023)


Don't stay at home while this is cooking! You will have drool running out of your mouth. The aroma is so enticing, it is all you can do not to lift that crock pot lid! And the flavor does not disappoint either. I served over rice with foccocia bread because that was what I had on hand, It would have been better with Naan.


review by:
(15 Dec 2022)

Daily Inspiration

This butter chicken was soooo delicious and it turned out perfectly. It will be my go-to recipe from this point on. Served it with a pea pulao and we had a wonderful meal.


(5 Feb 2021)