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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

This slow cooker chicken tikka masala utilizes lean chicken breasts that are slowly cooked in a flavorful sauce. A lightened up version of the Indian dish. 
Course Entree
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword lightened up chicken tikka masala, slow cooker chicken, tikka masala in slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts - cubed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 15 ounces coconut milk Thai Style - light
  • 1 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro optional garnish
  • cucumber raita and brown rice to serve yogurt sauce


  • Place cubed chicken breasts and diced onion in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, yogurt, tomato paste, ginger, garlic, garam masala, cornstarch, salt and cayenne. Pour mixture over the chicken and onion and stir well.
  • Cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours. Serve with brown rice and cucumber raita on the side.


To lower sodium content, simply cut the salt amount in half.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.8g | Protein: 25.9g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 880mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 7.8g