Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Crockpot Butter Chicken With Homemade Naan Bread

I love to make Indian cuisine. The smell in the house was amazing while this was cooking, the warm scent of the spices. Oh lord, this is such a simple dish to just throw together in the crockpot and enjoy the smell, I couldn't wait to eat it. And you have to make the Naan bread, that is a must. Another favorite of mine.


Ingredients:


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 small onion, diced
3 Tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 Tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
2 garam masala
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 ( 14 ounce) can coconut milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream
Cooked white Rice for serving with parsley garnish if desired
Fresh homemade Naan, for scooping ( recipe to follow below)


Directions:

1. In a large glass mixing bowl mix together the coconut milk, yogurt and cream, whisk in the tomato paste, garlic, ginger and all of the spices. Mix well
2. Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray or few teaspoons of olive oil, add the onions, then the chicken, then pour the coconut milk mixture over so the chicken is completely covered.
3. Add the butter, place the lid on the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. You can stir once if you would like halfway through, but do not have to..
4. When done you can sprinkle with salt and pepper then serve with rice on the side, and a piece of Naan bread. ( directions below for Naan)












Ingredients For Naan Bread:


4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup very hot water, not boiling
3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm milk
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Melted butter for brushing, or you can use olive oil
Fresh cilantro or parsley for topping


Directions:

1. In a medium size bowl dissolve the sugar in warm water, about 105 degrees, then add the active dry yeast, stir and let it sit for 10 minutes until the yeast becomes to froth and rise.
2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and baking soda
3. When the yeast is foamy and smells like bread add the yogurt and the warm milk
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients and begin mixing the wet with the dry with a wooden spatula, when the dough is about to come together start using your hands to mix. When it comes together stop kneading. It should be sticky but still form into a ball and be soft. Place into a bowl a cover with slightly damp towl and place in a warm place for an hour.















recipe from: halfbakedharvest.com

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