Easy dinners are necessary when you work full time, and this slow cooker spicy tikka chicken masala recipe is perfect to just dump in the slow cooker and let cook.  This recipe is filled with flavors and spices that you wouldn’t expect.  It’s delicious!

I absolutely love Indian food because of the flavors and different spices that are used.  

This recipe is so flavorful and amazing because you get to smell it while it cooks…and it smells so good while it’s cooking.

Ingredients you will need for this recipe

I just threw everything in the slow cooker around lunchtime, and we had a delicious dinner last night.  

If you are interested in other slow cooker recipes, I can’t recommend this chicken curry recipe any more. It’s delicious too.

Because this is a slow cooker recipe, I was able to relax and just hang out with my husband on Valentine’s Day, instead of worrying about cooking something.  It was perfect.

Slow Cooker Spicy Tikka Chicken Masala

Dash of Herbs
Easy dinners are necessary when you work full time, and this slow cooker spicy tikka chicken masala recipe is perfect to just dump in the slow cooker and let cook.  This recipe is filled with flavors and spices that you wouldn't expect.  It's delicious!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 264 kcal


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts


  • Place chicken breasts in an olive oil sprayed slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, combine onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste. Stir.
  • Add the water, and all the spices to the medium bowl.
  • Mix together and pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for about 5 hours. Once the chicken is cooked – about 30 minutes left to cook – take the chicken out and shred it. Stir in the coconut milk.
  • Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and finish cooking. Serve immediately.


You can serve this with rice, but please know that will affect the SmartPoints value.


Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 25gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 791mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 340IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I also love Indian food, but have been intimidated to make it at home. Not anymore! Your chicken tikka recipe looks so easy and simple and something I can definitely try at home. Added bonus that it’s a slow cooker recipe! Who doesn’t love that 🙂

  2. YUM! I love chicken tikka masala, but it take a long time to cook it from scratch! Love that you have made an awesome recipe super easy with a crock pot!

  3. Thank you! It is so delicious, and really spicy too. Since I know you love spice, just don’t add the coconut milk at the end, and you will have a delicious spicy treat. It’s so good!

  4. Thank you! I truly think that every spouse deserves some credit too. And I love slow cooker recipes. I want to make more for this blog, and this one was perfect…it was SO flavorful.

  5. Oh no! But I totally get the aversions, so don’t worry. I do hope that you try it once your kiddo arrives. It’s so easy, and definitely worth it (especially when you have no time with your kiddo).

  6. This is definitely not something we would usually make and would totally out of our cooking comfort zone! I love that it is a slow cooker recipe, and once this baby makes its’ appearance, I can’t wait to try it. Unfortunately, I’ve had a HUGE aversion to chicken this entire pregnancy.

  7. Thank you so much Missy. I had to get a bit sappy today, since yesterday was Valentine’s Day and spouses need to know that you appreciate them for their support. It’s important to me.

  8. The tikka masala is a bit spicy, but it was so good and flavorful. And anything in the slow cooker is a win for me. It’s great to have a supportive person behind the blog – especially because I need the reassurance that my recipes taste good. He’s great at that!

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