Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala - The Lemon Bowl
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Lean chicken breasts are slowly cooked in a flavorful sauce made with tomato paste, coconut milk, ginger and garam masala.
Course Entree
Cuisine Indian
Keyword 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 oz can coconut milk light
  • 1 cup plain yogurt low fat
  • 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