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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is incredibly easy to make at home, by adding all the ingredients to your slow cooker and let it cook to perfection.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is incredibly easy to make at home, by adding all the ingredients to your slow cooker and let it cook to perfection.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken Tikka Masala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6 serv
Calories 555 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts cubed into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Garnish:

  • Fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, ground turmeric, garam masala, curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, paprika, ground ginger root and salt in a small bowl, whisk to combine.
  2. Add cubed chicken to the spice bowl and mix well to coat the meat.
  3. Add the season chicken pieces to the slow cooker. Add the chopped onion, fresh ginger, diced tomato, tomato paste and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or for 8 hours on low.
  5. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave for 1 minute on high, and stir into the chicken tikka masala. Taste and add more salt and paprika (for spiciness) if needed.
  6. Serve over rice garnished with fresh parsley or cilantro.
  7. If you want to freeze the chicken tikka masala, do so before stirring in the heavy cream. The cream can be mixed after thawing, while heating the chicken tikka masala in a sauce pan over medium heat. Chicken tikka masala can be frozen to up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Chicken thighs can also be used in this recipe, I used chicken breast as we always buy it in bulk and I usually have some on hand all the time.

The chicken can be seasoned and after that mixed with 1 cup of full fat unflavored greek yogurt and marinated for 4-6 hours. This is not a mandatory step, while it can add extra softness and flavor to the chicken, I find it that the slow cooker creates a perfect dish even if I skip this step.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 1460mg 61%
Potassium 902mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 37.6%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.