Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

Tikkas are a popular Indian cuisine.

They can be made from chicken, mutton or beef, and are absolutely delicious, mostly due to their rich, spicy flavor.

Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala

The Chicken Tikka Masala flavor mostly comes from the masala itself (meaning spice), which is easy to make.

The ingredient list may look long at first glance, but with a slow cooker on hand, it’s a simple set it and forget recipe. And, it’s delicious!

Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. ginger fresh, grated ( 2 tsp dried, ground)
  • 1 29 oz. can tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt plain
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • prepared long grain or Basmati rice
  • cilantro chopped, for serving

Instructions

Once you have those ingredients, we can hop straight to the cooking process. There isn’t much to it; it’s mainly just mixing the ingredients and heating them till they're tender and ready to eat.

First, grab a bowl and add the following ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Tomato Puree
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • Garam masala
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Lemon Juice

Next, take a small wooden spoon and mix. Once done, pour half of the mixture you just prepared into your cooker.

Add the chicken pieces, and then add the remaining mixture on top of it. Put two bay leaves for some extra flavor in there.

Close the cooker and leave in on a low flame for approximately 8 hours. Once done, turn the flame high and let it cook for another 4 hours.

Mix the heavy cream and cornstarch in a bowl, and pour it into the cooker, stirring it slightly while adding. Let the mixture cook for a further 20 minutes.

Now the masala is complete and ready to serve!

The best way to go about it is to get the rice ready, remove the bay leaves from the mixture and pour it over the rice. You may add some chopped cilantro for the extra seasoning. This combination is perfect and is enough to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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