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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala


  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 6
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Chicken tikka masala is considered a British national dish. It’s made up of bite-sized chicken tikka served in a spiced tomato gravy. This slow cooker version is simple and delicious.


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

Masala Sauce:

  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2-inch ginger
  • 1 Serrano pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder (or paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ ground cardamom
  • Pinch of cayenne, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves

Add later:

  • 1 cup coconut cream (or ¾ cup heavy cream, to taste)
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients listed under “masala sauce” to a blender and blend well.
  2. Put the chicken and the freshly blended masala sauce into a slow cooker and cook 4-5 hours on low or until meat is cooked through.
  3. Stir the coconut cream (or heavy cream) into the slow cooker and mix well. Cook for another 15 minutes on low heat.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve.