Chicken Tikka Masala (butter chicken)

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
2 hr
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Our slow cooker version of chicken tikka masala (aka butter chicken) uses Greek yogurt for creaminess, along with classic spices like garam masala, cumin, and coriander.

Ingredients

Canned crushed tomatoes

½ cup(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Fresh garlic scapes

1 medium, minced

Ginger root

1 tsp(s), grated, and peeled

Garam masala

1¼ tsp(s)

Dark brown sugar

½ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

½ tsp(s)

Ground cumin

¼ tsp(s)

Ground coriander

tsp(s)

Grilled skinless boneless chicken breast

½ pound(s)

Plain lowfat Greek yogurt

2 tbsp(s)

Cilantro

2 tbsp(s), chopped, plus some for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a 2-qt slow cooker, stir together tomatoes, shallot, garlic, ginger, garam masala, brown sugar, salt, cumin, and coriander. Add chicken. Cover and cook 2 to 3 hours on High or 4 to 6 hours on Low. Stir in yogurt and chopped cilantro.
  2. Divide evenly between 2 plates or shallow bowls. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and onion.
  3. Per serving: 1 chicken thigh and about 1/2 cup sauce

Notes

Serving idea: Warm naan bread can swap in for traditional rice as a side for this classic Indian dish.