Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Yummy Family Supper Recipe

This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It’s just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.  The texture and flavor combinations are going to win over even your picky eaters.   If you have time to plan ahead – marinating the chicken overnight is the BEST!  If not, a 20 minute quick and simple marinade dunking is still really, really, yummy.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Yummy Family Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY - This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Yummy Family Supper Recipe

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Crock Pot Chicken Tikki Masala Easy Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY

The hardest part about this recipe (at least where I live) is finding somewhere that sells a spice jar of  garam masala.  Truschoome – it’s worth the effort to search it out and find it where you live!  If they don’t sell it in the spice section of any of your local grocery stores, you can pick some garam masala up HERE.  You’re going to be making this recipe over and over and over again, so grab more than one jar!

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Family Dinner Recipe via Dreaming in DIY - This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.

If you want extra depth of flavor – make sure to follow the directions in the recipe for the longer version.  Sauteing the onions and garlic along with toasting the spices are SO worth the extra effort and really don’t add that much more time to the process.   But, if you are in a big hurry – dumping it all in the slow cooker will still produce an AMAZING dinner you and your family will absolutely love.    If by some miracle you have leftovers – it’s almost BETTER the next day!  It could be because you will have been thinking about it all night and the next day…but maybe it really is just better….  you’ll have to let me know what you think the reality of it is.

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Family Supper Recipe by Dreaming in DIY - This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.

By planning ahead and marinating the chicken in the yogurt for six hours (or overnight), it’s so tender and adds just a lil’ extra sumpthin’ sumpthin’ that pushes this dish’s flavor and texture over the top.  Try it with ALL of your other chicken recipes.  You can thank me later.   If nothing else, give it at least 20 minutes in a ziplock.

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Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Family Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY - This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Yummy Family Supper Recipe

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Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Yummy Family Supper Recipe
This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.
Crock Pot Chicken Tikki Masala Easy Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Crock Pot, Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs Raw
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt we like full fat for marinating
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil only needed for longer version
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter only needed for longer version
  • 1 large Yellow or White Onion {whichever you prefer} Diced
  • 4 cloves Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 1 inch piece Whole Fresh Ginger Root peeled and grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Garam Masala (found in the spice section of select grocery stores or specialty stores)
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika (make sure you get the smoked!)
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt (coarse)
  • 1 28 oz. can Diced Tomatoes or two 14 oz. cans if you can't find a big one
  • 1 13.5 oz. can Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Chopped for garnish
  • 4 Cups Cooked Rice Basmati or Jasmine Rice are our favorites to serve with this dish
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Crock Pot, Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs Raw
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt we like full fat for marinating
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil only needed for longer version
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter only needed for longer version
  • 1 large Yellow or White Onion {whichever you prefer} Diced
  • 4 cloves Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 1 inch piece Whole Fresh Ginger Root peeled and grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Garam Masala (found in the spice section of select grocery stores or specialty stores)
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika (make sure you get the smoked!)
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt (coarse)
  • 1 28 oz. can Diced Tomatoes or two 14 oz. cans if you can't find a big one
  • 1 13.5 oz. can Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Chopped for garnish
  • 4 Cups Cooked Rice Basmati or Jasmine Rice are our favorites to serve with this dish
Crock Pot Chicken Tikki Masala Easy Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY
Instructions
Longer Version for More Depth of Flavor
  1. For the BEST results - Marinate the raw chicken coated in the yogurt in a ziplock baggie in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. If you didn't plan ahead, give it at least 20 minutes in the fridge. When marinating time is up - shake each piece over the sink to remove the excess yogurt. Dice the marinated chicken into bite sized pieces. Transfer them into the slow cooker along with the cans of diced tomatoes.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a thick skillet over medium-high heat until it's lightly smoking. Add the onions and garlic and saute' until softened. Stir in the ginger, tomato paste and spices and toast them until they are pretty fragrant (about 2 minutes). Add this mixture to the chicken and tomatoes in your slow cooker and stir everything together well.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or for 8 hours on low. Fifteen minutes before the end of your cooking time, stir in the can of coconut milk. For a thicker sauce, leave the cover off of your slow cooker for the last 15 minutes. Add more garam masala, salt and pepper to taste if you feel it needs it.
  4. Serve over cooked rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro sprinkled over the top of each yummy serving! This is really yummy the next day. It can be refrigerated for 3 or 4 days and can be frozen for up to 4 months!
QUICK Version
  1. Marinate the raw chicken coated in yogurt in a ziplock baggie in the fridge for 20 minutes. When time is up - shake the excess yogurt from each piece and dice the chicken into bite sized pieces. Dump all of the ingredients except for the coconut milk, rice and cilantro into the slow cooker and stir together well. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  2. 15 minutes before cooking time is up - stir in the can of coconut milk. For a thicker sauce, leave the cover off of the slow cooker for the last 15 minutes of cooking time. Taste and add extra garam masala and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve over cooked rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro sprinkled over the top of each yummy serving! This is really yummy the next day. It can be refrigerated for 3 or 4 days and can be frozen for up to 4 months!
  4. Find this and more yummy family dinner recipes online at DreaminginDIY.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Easy Family Supper Recipe via Dreaming in DIY - This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It's just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.

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