This is an easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. Rich and savory with a creamy tomato base and (an optional) kick of spice, this dish is sure to please your whole family. Set the slow cooker and forget about it, you won't believe how easy this is to make! It's also packed with protein and good-for-you veggies, so you can feel great about enjoying this delicious dish.
3lbschicken breastboneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2cupplain yogurt
1mediumgreen bell pepperfinely chopped
129 oz cantomato puree
2tbspolive oilextra virgin
1bunchfresh cilantroroughly chopped (for garnish)
In a large mixing bowl stir together yogurt, tomato puree, lemon juice, tomato paste, olive oil, garam masala, ground ginger, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (optional).
Add onions, bell pepper and bay leaves and mix in until well combined. Pour into slow cooker, then add chicken, stirring until chicken is well-coated with sauce. Add butter on top of chicken mixture (it will melt and mix in as it cooks).
Cover slow cooker and cook on Low for 8 hours OR on High for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
About 20 minutes before the slow cooker is done, whisk together cornstarch and heavy cream. Add this to the slow cooker while stirring. Cover slow cooker again and allow to finish cooking.
You may want to begin cooking rice at this time.
When dish is done cooking, remove bay leaves and garnish with cilantro. Serve over rice.
Leave out the cayenne pepper to cut down on the spice.