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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

A great way to make the classic Indian dish at home!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 356kcal
Author Julie Wampler

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins, or about 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs.) - cut into 1.5" cubes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1: 29- oz can of tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1-3 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on your heat preference
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • Lemon juice from half a small lemon
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro, for topping

Instructions

  • Place chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato puree, yogurt, olive oil, garam masala, tumeric powder, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. With a spatula, stir to combine everything and make sure the chicken is coated well.
  • Gently place the mixture in the insert of the crockpot and add the two bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook for 8 hours on low (or 4 hours on high).
  • When done, in a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream and corn starch, then pour the mixture into the crockpot and gently stir. Let cook an additional 20 minutes to thicken up. Squeeze half a lemon over the mixture then stir to incorporate.
  • Serve hot over a bed of white (or brown) rice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

Source: adapted from Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and note guaranteed to be accurate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g