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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Total Time
8 hr 15 min
15 min
8 hr
This Indian-style favorite is pretty much the ultimate slow-cooker dish: Simply throw all the ingredients into the pot, go about your day, and you’ll return home to tender, perfectly spiced chicken thighs, ready to devour for dinner. Serve with brown basmati rice and a side of wilted baby spinach or steamed peas as your green veggies.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

2 pound(s)

Canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Garam masala

2 Tbsp

Dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Minced garlic

1 Tbsp

Kosher salt

1 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, peeled, finely chopped

Ground coriander

½ tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Plain lowfat Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)


¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped (optional)


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the chicken, tomatoes, onion, garam masala, sugar, garlic, salt, ginger, coriander, and cumin. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on High or for 6 to 8 hours on Low. Stir in the yogurt. Garnish with the cilantro (if using).
  2. Serving size: 1 cup chicken with sauce


Chicken thighs can hold up to a long, slow cook time - they may shred if left in for too long but the dish will still be just as delicious. You can easily double this recipe. It freezes well.