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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours on low
  • Total Time: 5 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Tender bites of chicken in a tomato sauce with creamy coconut milk. We like to serve this with rice or naan bread. The sauce is so good I could drink it.


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable, canola or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and grated or minced
  • 2 Tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp quick cooking tapioca
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Naan bread or rice, to serve


  1. Heat a pan on the stove over medium high heat. Add in the oil and onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 more seconds. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, ginger, 1 Tbsp of garam masala, paprika, salt, tapioca, chicken and crushed tomatoes.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Stir in the coconut milk and 1 Tbsp of garam masala.
  4. Serve sauce and chicken with rice or naan bread and sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top.
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 915 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 36 g