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SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE

Updated: Apr 3, 2023


We’re buttering you up with this dish, but don’t let the name put you off.


You’ll add chicken and spices to a mild tomato sauce into a slow cooker. Serve with coriander rice to the side.


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Serves 2

Prep 10 mins

Cook 4-5 hours

Everyday Balance™ 75kcal each







Power Foods™

  • 2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

  • 15g fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-size pieces

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 chicken stock cube

  • 5tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt

  • 150 basmati rice, dried

  • 10g coriander, chopped


Counted Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter (100kcal)

  • 1 tbsp cornflour (50kcal)

Boil a kettle and prepare your ingredients

1. Heat a large, wide-based pan over a very low heat

Add the butter and onions, and gently cook the onions for 8-10 mins or until the onions begin to soften


2. Once the onions begin to soften add the garlic and ginger and cook for 4-5 mins


3. Meanwhile, dissolve the chicken stock cube in 100ml of boiled water


4. Put the mixture into the slow cooker and add the chicken, garam masala, curry powder, chilli flakes, tomato puree, cornflour, stock and give everything a good mix up


5. Put the lid on and cook on a low heat for 4-5 hours


6. When you’re almost ready to serve, add the rice to a pan with a lid and add 300ml of cold water, turn up the heat and bring to the boil

Once boiling, reduce the heat, put the lid on and cook the rice for 10-15 mins or until all the water has been absorbed

Fluff the rice with a fork and season with salt


7. Once the butter chicken is cooked (no pink meat!), stir through the yoghurt


Serve the butter chicken over the coriander rice and garnish with the coriander






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