Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Let your slow cooker deliver this rich, fragrant, tangy chicken and rice dish.
Why This Recipe Works
For a slow-cooker chicken tikka masala with tender chicken chunks in a sweet, mildly spiced, creamy tomato curry, we found that the traditional, time-consuming step of marinating the chicken in yogurt and spices was unnecessary. Instead, we simply nestled whole chicken breasts into a mix of crushed tomatoes, sautéed onion, fresh chile, ginger, and garam masala and turned on the slow cooker. The whole chicken breasts poached slowly in the flavorful sauce, so they cooked evenly and remained juicy. We then cut them into pieces before recombining them with the sauce. Stirring in cream to finish the sauce balanced the bright tomato flavor and added a comforting richness.
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