My first introduction to Indian food was just after I graduated college and I did not care for it. Many years later, I tried it again and fell in love. I tend to steer clear of the spicier dishes, which, when cooking with a preschooler in the kitchen works well. Butter chicken is a great introduction to Indian food because of its mild flavors. We’ll serve ours over rice, with cucumbers and naan.
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1⁄2 sweet onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- In a small bowl, whisk together chicken stock, tomato paste, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt and pepper.
- Place chicken, onion, garlic and ginger into a 4-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken stock mixture.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours. Stir in heavy cream, lime juice and brown sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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