Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is rich and creamy, made with chicken breast slow cooked in a savory tomato base with spices, yogurt, onion, and bell pepper, topped with fresh cilantro and served over rice.
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.
Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!