Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala (Slow Cooker)

This is an easy, dump meal that basically cooks itself and is loaded with flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2.5 pounds boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • cilantro to garnish (optional)


  • Place chopped chicken and chopped onion into slow cooker.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except for cilantro and add to slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for about 8 hours.
  • Serve in bowls. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.


Serve with brown rice or riced cauliflower and a colorful vegetable for an easy weeknight, real-food meal. You may even have a few bonus leftover servings for lunches. Or think about doubling the recipe if your slow cooker is large enough (a 6-quart slow cooker). It freezes well for another week if you don't like having the same thing two times in a row.
Keyword Chicken tikka masala slow cooker



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