Thursday, November 9, 2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

It's a sad fact that not all food is pretty. And because this particular dish is not pretty in a very big way, I hesitated to share it with you. But it's so easy, and it's so good, that I wanted you to have this recipe in your repertoire of slow cooker dishes. It's not often I run across a really good Indian slow cooker recipe, but this is one of them. I'm not sure of the exact source, all I know is that, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, January 25, 2017 issue, this version was adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe. So there's another plus! Good, easy, and Weight Watchers approved. So it may be ugly, but it's tasty and good for you, so two out of three isn't bad. Oh, and it's 125 calories per serving. Woo hoo!

If you enjoy a flavorful exotic dish like I do, then I think you're going to enjoy this. I am kind of sick of rice and noodles, so I served mine on top of a bed of mashed potatoes, and really liked it. You can do what you like. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 small onion, peeled and cut in a 1/2 inch dice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves

Place chicken thighs into the bottom of a 4 or 5 quart slow cooker.

Place canned tomatoes in a medium bowl. Add onion, garlic, garam masala, brown sugar, cumin, coriander, and kosher salt. Stir to blend. Pour tomato mixture over chicken thighs.

Cover slow cooker and cook on "high" for 3 to 4 hours or on "low" for 6 to 8 hours. Just before serving stir in the Greek yogurt and chopped cilantro. Serves 8.

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Unknown said...

This sound great. I’m going to make it this week. Thank you

Miz Helen said...

I wish that platter of goodness was in front of me right now! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Richella Parham said...

This looks really tasty! I need more crock pot recipes, so I'm glad to get this one. Thank you so much for sharing it!