Crock-pot Butter Chicken Main

INGREDIENTS
MARINADE
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

SAUCE
  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 1 8- ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large ziploc bag the night before cooking add the yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, salt and chicken (leave the chicken breasts whole here).

  2. Zip the bag closed and work the mixture into the chicken until all incorporated. Refrigerate overnight.

  3. Scrape off a majority of the marinade that is on the chicken and discard it. You'll have plenty of the second sauce to keep the food moist and provide enough sauce.

  4. Cut the chicken into two inch chunks.

  5. When you're ready to cook the chicken, add the butter, garlic and jalapeno into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  6. In a small bowl add the 2 teaspoons cumin, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, tomato sauce and heavy cream and stir to combine.

  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.