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Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Butter Chicken

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

A lightened up version of an Indian food classic, you’ll love this slow cooker dairy-free butter chicken recipe made with coconut oil and coconut milk. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Nature’s Way Coconut Oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (chopped into chunks)
  • 15 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups thawed frozen green beans (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add oil to a large skillet or saucepan and cook onion and garlic until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add fresh ginger, turmeric, garam masala, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cayenne and toss to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. (This step can be done in the base of your slow cooker if it allows.)
  2. Transfer onion and garlic mixture into your slow cooker. Add chicken, coconut milk, tomato sauce, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to the slow cooker as well. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Add green beans when there’s about 1 hour left in the cooking process.
  3. Serve over cauliflower rice (or regular rice) with fresh cilantro and a wedge of lemon for squeezing.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 562mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg

Keywords: slow cooker butter chicken, dairy-free butter chicken

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