Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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slow cooker chicken tikka masala recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Fact: Cooking dinner in your Crock-Pot rocks. So the next time you use it, make this slow-cooker chicken tikka masala recipe. It's the easiest way to make everyone's favorite Indian dish.


1 onion, diced

5 garlic cloves, minced

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

One 28-ounce can tomato purée

1 cup plain yogurt

3 tablespoons garam masala

1 tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 cup heavy cream

¼ cup fresh cilantro

Steamed rice, for serving


1. In your slow cooker, combine the onion with the garlic and cubed chicken breasts.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the tomato puree with the yogurt, garam masala, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper. 

3. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker. 

4. Cook on low for 6 hours. 

5. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for 10 minutes more. 

6. Garnish the chicken with ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with steamed rice.

Nutrition Facts
  • 688 calories

  • 33g fat

  • 32g carbs

  • 69g protein

  • 16g sugars

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