Dairy-Free "Butter Chicken"

Slow Cooker “Butter” Chicken (Dairy-Free)

Slow Cooker “Butter” Chicken (Dairy-Free)

Butter chicken has to be one of the most requested dishes at Indian restaurants. It’s creamy, rich, and delicious...but did you know you can keep that same richness without the cream and butter? We’ll show you how in this recipe!

Vegan/Vegetarian: use firm tofu instead of chicken, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free

  • 1 pound organic chicken thighs

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces canned coconut milk

  • ½ large onion, diced

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ inch cinnamon stick

  • 1 black cardamom pod

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (methi)

  • ¼ teaspoon red chili pepper

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • fresh cilantro to garnish

Place the chicken thighs in a slow cooker and rub the lemon juice and salt on both sides. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well with a large spoon so the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set the slow cooker to “high” and cook for 4 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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