Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Butter Chicken


2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (chopped into chunks)
15 oz can full fat coconut milk
15 oz can tomato sauce (no sugar)
1 cinnamon stick
2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Add oil to a large skillet and cook onion and garlic until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add turmeric, garam masala, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cayenne and toss to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Transfer onion and garlic mixture into your slow cooker. Add chicken, coconut milk, tomato sauce, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to the slow cooker as well. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  4. Serve over cauliflower rice (or regular rice).

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