Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 6 hours and 5 minutes
  • One serving

There is a known fact that Indian dishes can be so creamy and so flavored and this one makes no exception. By using the slow-cooker you get an extra-tender chicken breast, which pairs perfectly well with the yogurt. Serve this with an aromatic cucumber salad and cooked rice.

Ingredients Needed for Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

For the tikka masala:

1 onion, diced
1 cup canned tomatoes
¼ tablespoon tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon garam masala
6 ounces of chicken breast
¼ cup water
½ cup heavy cream

For the salad:

½ medium cucumber, chopped
¼ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to Cook Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

  1. For the tikka masala:

    Add the onion, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, and garam masala to a slow cooker. Mix them using a spatula, then add the chicken breast on top of the mixture. Add the water, season with salt and pepper, cover with the lid and cook on high for 4 hours.

  2. Shred the tender chicken meat using 2 forks and mix. Add the heavy cream, mix more, cover with the lid, and again, cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. For the salad:

    Add the cucumber, coriander, and lemon juice to a smaller bowl. Season with salt and mix.

  4. Serve the tikka masala together with the salad and some cooked rice.

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