Everyone's favorite Indian take-out dish, made at home quickly and simply. Even husbands can do it! Chicken thighs can hold up to a long, slow cook time; they may shred if left in for too long but the dish will still be just as delicious. You can easily double this recipe. It freezes well.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir tomatoes, onion, garam masala, garlic, ginger, salt, brown sugar, cumin, and coriander together in a slow cooker until well-mixed. Place chicken thighs in tomato mixture.

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  • Cook on High for 3 to 4 hours (or on Low for 6 to 8 hours). Stir yogurt and cilantro into chicken mixture.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

329.4 calories; 29.6 g protein; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 95.2 mg cholesterol; 1231.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2015
Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite Indian dish. This was super easy and much like what I have at my favorite Indian restaurant. I too substituted heavy cream for the Greek yogurt. It was spicy enough for me but I am not a big "heat" person if you like hot I suggest you add your favorite spice to taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2015
im pretty sensitive to spicy dishes and did not find it spicy. maybe an little more chuncky and less sauce based than i prefer but it's decent enough. probably won't make it again though. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2015
Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite Indian dish. This was super easy and much like what I have at my favorite Indian restaurant. I too substituted heavy cream for the Greek yogurt. It was spicy enough for me but I am not a big "heat" person if you like hot I suggest you add your favorite spice to taste. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2015
Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite Indian dish. This was super easy and much like what I have at my favorite Indian restaurant. I too substituted heavy cream for the Greek yogurt. It was spicy enough for me but I am not a big "heat" person if you like hot I suggest you add your favorite spice to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2016
This recipe was great as is, however I did alter it a tad to my liking :) I used bone-in thighs with skin on, as a lot more flavor comes out that way. I also added about 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Voila! Such a great dish. Next time I may add carrots and/or potatoes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2015
im pretty sensitive to spicy dishes and did not find it spicy. maybe an little more chuncky and less sauce based than i prefer but it's decent enough. probably won't make it again though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
I read a review that said they followed the recipe exactly and that it came up runny like water. I followed it nearly exactly and it was perfection! Was VERY much like my favorite tikka masala I order from a high end restaurant. LOVED this. Instead of a cup of heavy cream I did half cup of light coconut milk and half cup of cream. It's not a thick sauce and even the best I've had isn't that--it's a nice gravy--pour over rice serve with naan to soak it up. Left overnight the sauce was much thicker the next day. DELISH and I'll do it again. (I might do 6 hrs on WARM instead of on LOW bc it was boiling about 3 hrs in--and you don't want to boil dairy yogurt or it separates and that indeed can cause it to be watery. Also chicken gets REAL hard and dried REALLY fast in a slow cooker.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
AMAZING!! I thought this crock pot "cheat" would be a far cry from the real thing but the flavor was phenomenal. Sure shredded chicken is different than cubed but the taste is great and it made the prep much more manageable after a work day. I served over rice with raita naan and sautéed veggies on the side. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2015
I served mine over basmati rice. This chicken was delicious but next time I'll make it spicier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2018
This recipe is amazing. I too substituted the heavy cream for fat free sour cream and it turned out well. Otherwise followed the recipe. I ve made this on several occasions and it has been delicious every time. The leftovers freeze well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2016
This is about the best Chicken Tikka Masala I have made. It was not too Spicy and all at the table were pleased. Next time I will try the heavy cream but the yogurt worked well. I just found it a lil tomatoey in taste and was wishing it to be a lil more creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2015
Made this close to the recipe. I like spice so I added more spice. It wasn't as creamy or spicy as what I eat at my favorite Indian restaurant. It wasn't even close. But it was a good meal. So it was an easy crock pot meal. It tasted good but not like the real thing. Yes I will make it again and I will add veggies and more spice and yogurt to make it creamier. Read More
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