Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken made in the crockpot comes out incredibly tender, packed with flavor, and just as good as your favorite take out version. Plus with just 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints and under 300 calories, it’s a meal you can have again and again,
I recently went to Chicago and ate the most amazing butter chicken, better known as Chicken Makhani, from a local takeout restaurant. I hardly ever eat this Indian dish since it is super high in calories but this version was so good, I couldn’t resist. It convinced me that I had to come up with a way to make a lighter version at home. It has all the flavor of a traditional butter chicken, although a bit less rich since I used about a fourth of the butter typically called for in this type of recipe.
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There are all kinds of options for serving this. Keep things light and healthy by serving it alongside some cauliflower rice or go a more traditional route and make some white basmati rice. Naan is always a good choice, but its important to watch the serving size. There is a frozen Naan at Trader Joe’s that is really good and sometimes I can find a whole wheat version at my local grocery store.
- For a vegetarian version, use chickpeas instead of the chicken. You can also add chickpeas to the version with chicken for a heartier dish.
- Play with the spice level to get it just where you like. Butter chicken traditionally isn’t very spicy, but you can definitely kick things up with extra chili powder.
- Garam masala varies greatly in terms of flavor and strength. You may need to add more to get that curry flavor to come through.
- You can replace all the diary with a can of full fat or light coconut milk if you like.
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