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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala cooks all day on low so you can enjoy a tasty curry after a long day without all the legwork! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: chicken, crushed tomatoes, indian, slow cooker, sour cream, tikka masala
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 1 lb chicken, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp gingerroot, grated
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (796mL) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Naan bread (optional)

Basmati rice

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Add all ingredients except for sour cream, rice, cilantro and naan to slow cooker in the order they are listed above and cook on high for 3 hours, or on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove lid and stir in sour cream. Add rice to large bowls and top with chicken mixture, then garnish with cilantro and serve with naan (if desired). Serve and enjoy!

Basmati rice

  • Add all ingredients to a rice cooker or on the stove top and cook according to package directions.



Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.8mg