Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala (Slow Cooker)

This is an easy, dump meal that basically cooks itself and is loaded with flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken tikka masala slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 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)


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

Recipe Notes

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.



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