Easy Butter Chicken..The Slow Cooker Way

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I know the weather is starting to warm up but I still love to use my slow cooker regardless. I love how convenient it is to get a wholesome meal on the table especially through the week when there’s school, work, house work and homework to contend with. The other thing I love about my slow cooker is that I can prepare a large amount of food that will cover our family of 5 for a good 2 nights worth of meals and around here it’s not uncommon to find us eating the same meal back to back especially on one of my work days.

I try to meal plan when I have time……..hahahaha so not all that often, for the record this week there has been no planning.

Yesterday when I woke up I did think to pull out some chicken thigh fillets to defrost, I knew I had veggies in the fridge so at worst I knew I’d be able to throw a bit of everything in the slow cooker and we’d have dinner.

I then remembered I had a jar of Butter chicken meal base in the pantry and that my lovelies is how I’ve come to share with you my family friendly (it’s not spicy) Easy butter Chicken, The Slow Cooker Way.

Let’s just say it was a successful experiment that was not complicated in any way and the main reason I am sharing it with you is because the 2 big kidlets ate it with no complaints, our threenager ate most of it (that’s quite the miracle at the moment) and Zadada said it wasn’t bad. I think for a thrown together weeknight meal that is jam packed with veggies it’s worth sharing with all of you.

If you do want to spice it up a bit, like I do with a lot of our meals (for us big people) I sprinkle some chilli flakes over individual serves, that way you can keep everyone happy without too much fuss.

This is not an authentic butter chicken, it’s just my version of a family friendly butter chicken.

I hope you enjoy!

Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken.......The Slow Cooker Way
 
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Serves: 8 adults
Ingredients
  • 1kg diced chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 6- 8 cups chopped mixed vegetables (I used, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, silver beet, sweet potato, zucchini and beans)
  • 1x 500g Jar Patak's Original, Mild Butter Chicken, Simmer Sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1x 165ml tin coconut cream
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon cornflour mixed into ⅓ cup water for thickening sauce at the end
  • 1x 450g family packet of heat and serve brown rice (A staple in my pantry)
  • Note if you are serving 8 adults you might like and extra 2 packets of rice.
Instructions
  1. Brown off chicken and onions in 2 batches in frying pan (if you don't have time you can just put them straight into slow cooker raw, searing off will give you better flavours), transfer to slow cooker bowl.
  2. Add mixed veggies, butter chicken sauce, water and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, I like to stir it occasionally if I'm home but if not it won't matter (how easy is that!)
  4. At the 4 hour mark stir through coconut cream and thicken if required by stirring though cornflour mixture.
  5. Serve with brown rice prepared according to packet directions.
  6. A side of Naan bread works a treat in this family too, but the rule is you don't get a piece until you get half way through your meal.
  7. This quantity gives us 2 nights worth of meals for our family of 5.

 

Tell me….. What’s your favourite throw together meal during the week, I’d love to hear.

Have a great Wednesday gorgeous people, keep your eyes open as I’ve got a great little giveaway coming in the pipeline very soon.

Until the next time.

Zamamabakes

(Visited 8,331 times, 2 visits today)

Easy Butter Chicken header

I know the weather is starting to warm up but I still love to use my slow cooker regardless. I love how convenient it is to get a wholesome meal on the table especially through the week when there’s school, work, house work and homework to contend with. The other thing I love about my slow cooker is that I can prepare a large amount of food that will cover our family of 5 for a good 2 nights worth of meals and around here it’s not uncommon to find us eating the same meal back to back especially on one of my work days.

I try to meal plan when I have time……..hahahaha so not all that often, for the record this week there has been no planning.

Yesterday when I woke up I did think to pull out some chicken thigh fillets to defrost, I knew I had veggies in the fridge so at worst I knew I’d be able to throw a bit of everything in the slow cooker and we’d have dinner.

I then remembered I had a jar of Butter chicken meal base in the pantry and that my lovelies is how I’ve come to share with you my family friendly (it’s not spicy) Easy butter Chicken, The Slow Cooker Way.

Let’s just say it was a successful experiment that was not complicated in any way and the main reason I am sharing it with you is because the 2 big kidlets ate it with no complaints, our threenager ate most of it (that’s quite the miracle at the moment) and Zadada said it wasn’t bad. I think for a thrown together weeknight meal that is jam packed with veggies it’s worth sharing with all of you.

If you do want to spice it up a bit, like I do with a lot of our meals (for us big people) I sprinkle some chilli flakes over individual serves, that way you can keep everyone happy without too much fuss.

This is not an authentic butter chicken, it’s just my version of a family friendly butter chicken.

I hope you enjoy!

Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken.......The Slow Cooker Way
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 8 adults
Ingredients
  • 1kg diced chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 6- 8 cups chopped mixed vegetables (I used, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, silver beet, sweet potato, zucchini and beans)
  • 1x 500g Jar Patak's Original, Mild Butter Chicken, Simmer Sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1x 165ml tin coconut cream
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon cornflour mixed into ⅓ cup water for thickening sauce at the end
  • 1x 450g family packet of heat and serve brown rice (A staple in my pantry)
  • Note if you are serving 8 adults you might like and extra 2 packets of rice.
Instructions
  1. Brown off chicken and onions in 2 batches in frying pan (if you don't have time you can just put them straight into slow cooker raw, searing off will give you better flavours), transfer to slow cooker bowl.
  2. Add mixed veggies, butter chicken sauce, water and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, I like to stir it occasionally if I'm home but if not it won't matter (how easy is that!)
  4. At the 4 hour mark stir through coconut cream and thicken if required by stirring though cornflour mixture.
  5. Serve with brown rice prepared according to packet directions.
  6. A side of Naan bread works a treat in this family too, but the rule is you don't get a piece until you get half way through your meal.
  7. This quantity gives us 2 nights worth of meals for our family of 5.

 

Tell me….. What’s your favourite throw together meal during the week, I’d love to hear.

Have a great Wednesday gorgeous people, keep your eyes open as I’ve got a great little giveaway coming in the pipeline very soon.

Until the next time.

Zamamabakes

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7 Comments on “Easy Butter Chicken..The Slow Cooker Way

  1. Oh I’m totally with you on loving a slow cooker recipe! Gosh this one looks incredible!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lucy. I’d be lost without it!

      Reply
  2. Megan

    I’m making this tonight! Wasn’t prepared enough to so the slow cooker so I’m cooking it on the stove for an hour! Might not be as tender but should still taste the same!! Mmm can’t wait! Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I’m sure it will be delicious! Glad to be of service. Thanks for stopping by Megan :)

      Reply
  3. I have been looking for slow cooker recipes to try and this butter chicken looks good! Despite the warm weather I still enjoy comfort dishes like this

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Me too! Thanks for popping by House in Tillford

      Reply
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