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Chicken Tikka Masala (Slow Cooker Version)

Makes 7 Cups

28 oz Muir Glen Fire Roasted crushed tomotoes
1 small uncooked onion(s), minced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced (I used more)
2 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken thigh(s) (I used half organic thighs and half organic breasts)
1 Tbsp kosher salt (it's 2 lbs of chicken, so you need it!)
1/2 cup plain, 0% Fage Greek yogurt


Combine all ingredients, except yogurt, in slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir in yogurt and cilantro.

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  1. Is this something you make? I am going to try this -- I love Indian food but have to be careful because I have a child with nut allergies who can't have coconut.

    1. Yay -- I'm going to try this!

      Thank you!

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      1. re: sunshine842

        Yes, I made it this weekend. I mentioned it on another thread and was asked to post it on Home Cooking.

        I posted the recipe as I made it (type of chicken, brand of tomatoes, brand of yogurt).

        If nothing else, it will be the most expensive pot pourri you've ever smelled ;o)

        1. re: Manassas64

          Thanks for responding! I will definitely try this soon.

      2. Looks great--thanks! Can't wait to try it.

        1. Sounds delicious. I will be trying it.

          1. That looks/sounds great!! Thank you so much for posting it.

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            1. re: Bacardi1

              This will be the first thing in our slow cooker I think! Just bought it last week!

            2. Sounds great! Thanks!

              1. My husband loves this dish, though I never make it as the Indian place uses cream. Nice to see one without cream, and using a slow cooker to boot. Thanks for sharing, I will try this soon!

                1. I've been looking for more slow cooker meals now that work has been so crazy! I will try this, thanks!

                  1. I forgot to come back & tell you how this was. It was amazing! Even the teens loved it -- and one of my teens is pretty picky. I will definitely make it again.

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                    1. Question: since Tikka is a dry-ish dish, how did it turn out in a slow cooker? Was there any sauce? TIA.

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                      1. re: pine time

                        Yes, lots of sauce. This is not a dry dish. It's probably not even authentic.

                        It's just good, no matter what name you call it by ;o)

                        1. re: pine time

                          Perhaps you are thinking of Chicken Tikka? That is a tandoori dish that is indeed dry, without sauce.

                          Chicken Tikka Masala is more of a curry, with a creamy orange sauce. It is sometimes made using chicken prepared in the Chicken Tikka way (hence the name, probably). It's really a British or British-Indian dish rather than a purely Indian creation, if I recall.

                          1. re: SarachkaInBrooklyn

                            You're right, I read right past the masala part!

                        2. Made this tonight -- a lovely change. My husband commented on how nice it smelled while cooking. Simple to make but nice flavors.