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How to Make Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

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This creamy, comforting chicken tikka masala is specially designed for your slow cooker and your fast life. The chicken thighs will hold up perfectly (and hey, it'll still be delicious if they shred), it freezes well, and it can easily be doubled for large gatherings or meal planning.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

3 Weight Watchers Points® Per Serving

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala


  1. 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    1 small uncooked onion, minced
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh, minced
    2 tablespoons garam masala
    1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    2 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
    1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except yogurt and cilantro in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in yogurt and cilantro.

Serving size: Yields about 1 cup chicken with sauce per serving.