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Chicken Tikka Masala Slow Cooker Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala Slow Cooker Recipe

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.
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Servings 6
Cuisine Indian


  • 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


  • Add all of the ingredients listed under "masala sauce" to a blender and blend well.
  • 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.
  • Stir the coconut cream (or heavy cream) into the slow cooker and mix well. Cook for another 15 minutes on low heat.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.
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