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Chicken Tikka Masala (Slow Cooker Version)

Manassas64 Dec 3, 2012 10:48 AM

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.

  1. Disneyfreak Dec 3, 2012 10:51 AM

    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. sunshine842 Dec 3, 2012 11:00 AM

      Yay -- I'm going to try this!

      Thank you!

      2 Replies
      1. re: sunshine842
        Manassas64 Dec 3, 2012 11:03 AM

        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
          Disneyfreak Dec 3, 2012 12:45 PM

          Thanks for responding! I will definitely try this soon.

      2. chowser Dec 3, 2012 11:10 AM

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

        1. Ruthie789 Dec 3, 2012 02:41 PM

          Sounds delicious. I will be trying it.

          1. Bacardi1 Dec 3, 2012 03:30 PM

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

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            1. re: Bacardi1
              lovessushi Dec 3, 2012 06:44 PM

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

            2. j
              Jeanne Dec 3, 2012 07:10 PM

              Sounds great! Thanks!

              1. d
                Dirtywextraolives Dec 3, 2012 09:42 PM

                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. eviemichael Dec 4, 2012 02:17 AM

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

                  1. Disneyfreak Dec 17, 2012 01:54 PM

                    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. re: Disneyfreak
                      Manassas64 Dec 18, 2012 10:16 AM

                      I'm glad it worked out.

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                      pine time Dec 18, 2012 08:00 AM

                      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
                        Manassas64 Dec 18, 2012 10:16 AM

                        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
                          SarachkaInBrooklyn Dec 18, 2012 09:45 PM

                          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
                            pine time Dec 19, 2012 02:05 PM

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

                        2. DuchessNukem Dec 18, 2012 08:54 PM

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

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