This is a paleo-fied version of one of my DH and my favorite Indian takeout treats. This version uses everyone’s favorite weeknight dinner helper to make an almost hands-free dish that can be ready when you are.
Gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 if you source your coconut milk and tomato paste well
Paleo Slow Cooker Butter Poultry
Based on Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Sliders by Kiwi & Bean
1 lb. poultry – I used boneless, skinless turkey breast
2.5 Tbsp. FOC (fat of choice)
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1/5 – 2 inches fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. garam masala
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground turmeric
Spice – I used a slight dust of ghost chili powder, the recipe calls for 1/2 – 1 tsp. cayenne
15 ounce can coconut milk – I used light, because that’s what was on hand
4-5 ounce can tomato paste
Kosher salt & black pepper
Something to serve with or on – I ate mine over chopped cucumber, the DH had a sandwich, cauli rice or zoodles would also be great
Heat the fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Chop the onion and add to the pan when hot. Chop the garlic and add. Peel and dice the ginger and add. Hit with a couple big pinches salt and a few grinds black pepper.
Cook until the onion is browned. It would be awesome if you waited until the onion was caramelized, but I have zero patience for all that.
While your aromatics are working, add your poultry to your slow cooker.
When your onion is caramelized or you can’t wait any longer, add the spices and cook, stirring, until the spices bloom and become fragrant.
Add the coconut milk and tomato paste. Stir to combine and break up any clumps and bring to a boil.
Dump into the slow cooker. Cook on High 6 hours.
When done, shred the poultry and toss well to coat in sauce. Taste and season more if needed.
Serves 2 – 4 depending upon your delivery vehicle