This recipe is roughly based off the recipe on the spice packet. It is usually a slightly spicy dish but I chose to leave out the crushed red pepper. I decided to go ahead and do it in the slow cooker to allow the sauce to develop and for the chicken to be fall apart tender since I chose to use boneless skinless chicken breasts. This turned out very delicious! It was simple to make, the flavors weren’t over powering on the tastebuds and the sauce perfectly creamy. I served mine over brown rice and grilled asparagus on the side… yea, not so sure if asparagus is used much in Indian cuisine but I liked it.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
3 large chicken breasts, large dice
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin
1 cup canned diced tomatoes in juice
1 small onion, small dice
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup light cream
salt & pepper
Mix the spices from the packet in a small bowl. Toss with the diced chicken in the slow cooker.
Add in the tomatoes, onion and cornstarch. Stir to combine the ingredients and coat everything with the cornstarch. Set to low for 5 hours. Stir a couple times during the cooking time if you are home.
When there is 30 minutes remaining, stir in the light cream and allow to finish cooking.
If you like chicken masala…try a butter chicken recipe…YUM! Next thing we know, you’ll be off in search of the perfect mango lassi (which is quite healthy, BTW). Great job and I’m glad you liked your first foray into the wide, wide world of Indian cuisine.
oh I can’t wait to check those dishes out! Yum!
Great crockpot recipe… love the spices.
thanks so much for stopping by Diane!!! Great spices made easy! Love it!! Have a great one!
I love this recipe – I think I made my own slow cooker version not too long ago. Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!
thank you so much for stopping by! Love a good slow cooker meal!
Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife
Tikka Masala is my husband’s favorite Indian dish so I’m always on the lookout for a new take on the recipe. You should try your hand at homemade naan too…it’s fairly easy to make and I love cooking it in a hot cast iron skillet.
OHHH!!! I do need to try Naan!!! Do you have a favorite recipe??? That would be pretty fabulous to soak up the incredible sauce!