This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala recipe boasts tender pieces of chicken in a spiced creamy tomato curry that tastes as if it came from your favorite Indian restaurant.
Course Main Dish
Keyword chicken, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours20minutes
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
28ouncecan crushed tomatoes
1cupfull-fat plain yogurt
1mediumyellow onionsmall diced
1largeserrano chilestemmed, seeded chopped small
1Tablespoongrated fresh ginger
1 1/2Tablespoonstomato paste
1/2teaspoonground black pepper
2poundsboneless and skinless chicken breaststhawed and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4-5 breasts)
2Tablespoonschopped fresh cilantro
Add the tomatoes, yogurt, and sugar to a slow cooker and whisk to combine.
In a large, 12-inch skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Once the foaming subsides, add in the onion and serrano chile and cook until the onion is softened and the edges begin to brown slightly about 8-9 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, garam masala, cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and pepper and until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
Pour the onion and spice mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Stir the chicken into the mixture, and cover and cook for 3-4 hours on LOW or until the chicken is cooked through.
30 minutes before the tikka masala is done, make the basmati rice as per the package instructions.
Once the tikka masala is done cooking, stir in the cream until no white streaks remain.
Serve with basmati rice and garnish with cilantro.