Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala – Do you ever have one of those days when you don’t know what to prepare for dinner or you have a busy day ahead but supper still needs to be on table by 6.00 pm? Sometimes, you might have days when you say shoot.. I forgot to unfreeze the chicken..what am i gonna do for dinner now (especially if company is coming over?).

Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken (I prefer either boneless chicken breasts or thighs)
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves called Kasoori methi
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt plain
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper Red and Green
  • 1-2 cups mushrooms
  • Salt per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

Directions

  1. Heat oil in the pan.
  2. Fry cumin seeds for 40 secs.
  3. Add onions, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric, red chili powder.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add tomatoes and veggies.
  6. Saute for 3-4 mins.
  7. In slow cooker, add chicken, add masala from the pan. 1-2 cups water.
  8. Cover and cook either 4-6 hours on HIGH setting or 8 hours on LOW.
  9. When chicken is done, add garam masala, fenugreek leaves, yogurt and garnish with cilantro.
  10. Serve with flatbread of your choice or over rice.

NOTE: I do not cook chicken from a frozen state. I always seem to remember to take it out of the freezer in time. So if you do use frozen chicken, follow the times stated in the Directions. If using thawed chicken like I always do, cut breasts or thighs into smaller pieces (I cut a large breast into 4 pieces). Then reduce your cooking time on HIGH to 4 hours and on LOW to 6 hours. Please check your chicken to see if it is properly cooked (all slow cookers seem to have different cooking temperatures) because you never want to eat under cooked chicken.

Thanks so much to Eat East Indian for the great video and for the delicious Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala recipe.

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