Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala IMAGE

This aromatic curry starts with a practically prep-free sauce that gets its potent flavour from garam masala, a finely ground blend of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, mace and cloves. To save time on prep, look for the ready-made mix in the spice aisle.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2015

Ingredients

Chicken Tikka Masala:
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion about 1 small
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons each ground cumin and garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and tumeric
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 900 g boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream 35%
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Cucumber Raita:
  • 1 cup grated peeled cucumber about half a cucumber
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup plain Balkan-style yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

Chicken Tikka Masala: In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala, paprika, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper and 2/3 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Using immersion blender, purée tomato mixture until smooth. Add chicken; cover and cook on high until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 30 minutes. Stir in cream and lemon juice. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat before serving.)

Cucumber Raita: While chicken is cooking, in colander, sprinkle cucumber with salt; let stand for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid and pat dry. In small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, cilantro and lemon juice. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Serve with Chicken Tikka Masala.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 379 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 239.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 882 mg
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 37.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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