Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter Chicken Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes: about 3 dozen


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon tandoori masala seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 jar (14.1 ounces) butter chicken sauce


  • Combine the first 7 ingredients plus 2 tablespoons cilantro; mix lightly but thoroughly. With wet hands, shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs in a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Pour butter sauce over meatballs.
  • Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are cooked through, 3-4 hours. Top with remaining cilantro.
  • Freeze option: Omitting remaining cilantro, freeze cooled meatball mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little water if necessary. To serve, sprinkle with remaining cilantro.


SOURCE: Taste of Home