Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

Prep Time : 30 mins
Cook Time : 5 hrs
Total Time :5 hrs 30 min
Servings : 8

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium yellow onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped peeled gingerroot
2 tablespoons garam masala
1/4 cup canned Muir Glen organic tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Progresso chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, stems removed

Directions

  1.  Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2.  In 10-inch skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining half of chicken. Reduce heat to medium; add onions to skillet, and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and gingerroot; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add garam masala; cook 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and salt; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, and scrape bottom of skillet with wooden spoon. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours. At last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in whipping cream.
  3. Transfer to serving dish, and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve over rice, if desired.

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