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I recently purchased a bottle of garam masala from Penzeys and I’ve been looking for a recipe to make using the spice. This Chicken Tikki Masala looked delicious. I’ve never actually had Tikki Masala before but I’ve seen many people who have blogged about it and when I saw this version was made in the crock-pot I was sold.
I really enjoyed this dish. The chicken was juicy and full of spices. The color was even attractive. I served it over rice which made for a filling meal.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikki Masala (adapted from Smells Like Home)
5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 T. ground coriander
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. salt
½ t. red pepper
1 c. non-fat Greek yogurt
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
For the sauce:
2 T. butter
½ large onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. salt
3 T. garam masala
1 T. fresh ginger, minced
1 t. black pepper
4 c. diced tomatoes
1 T. sugar
3 T. heavy cream
2. Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan. Add in the onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the garam masala and ginger and cook until fragrant, one minute. Stir in the tomatoes and sugar. Stir well, scraping the caramelized bits from the bottom of the pan, bring to a boil. Pour over top of the chicken in the slow cooker.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
5. Fifteen minutes before serving pour in the heavy cream and gently stir. Replace the lid and cook for 15 additional minutes.
6. Serve over rice.