Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala


The hubby and I went to an amazing Indian restaurant last year.  It was my first time having Indian Food and I was a little hesitant to try it. I ordered the chicken tikka masala and I was blown away!  I absolutely loved it.  The spices were incredible.  I was so glad to try something new and love it!

I couldn’t wait to try in my slow cooker.  And I was hoping that my family would love it as well!  It turned out absolutely amazing and I love that it has a secret ingredient of greek yogurt inside.  The spices and flavor maintained throughout the cooking process.  My first bite was incredible.  The chicken just melted in my mouth and the flavor was perfect just like I remembered.  I can’t believe I have not made this until now!  My family gobbled it up as well.  I call this dinner a win and I can’t wait to make it again!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
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Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 (29 oz) can tomato puree
  • 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • ½ Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ Tablespoon cornstarch
  • cilantro, chopped for garnish
  1. In your slow cooker combine onion, garlic, ginger, tomato puree, greek yogurt, olive oil, garam masala, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add in the chicken pieces and toss to coat in the sauce. Add in the bay leaves. Cook on low for 6 hours and high for 4 hours.
  3. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, whisk together cornstarch and heavy cream. Add in to the sauce and continue to cook for another 20 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice.

Recipe adapted from Dinner Dishes and Desserts 


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