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Slow Cooker Spicy Tikka Chicken Masala

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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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: crockpot chicken masala, crockpot recipe, Slow Cooker, slow cooker chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken tikka masala, slow cooker recipe, slow cooker tikka masala, Spicy Tikka Chicken Masala
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Spicy Tikka Chicken Masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 791mg34%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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