Transport yourself to India with the flavors in this EASY 3-Ingredient recipe for Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala! Served over rice for a fantastic dinner any night of the week!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
If you need an easy dinner recipe that does not require a whole bunch of ingredients then you are going to love this simple recipe for chicken Tikka Masala made right in your slow cooker.
The recipe starts with about 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts that you cut up into chunks.
The chicken meat goes into the slow cooker along with a jar of your favorite Tikka Masala curry sauce.
We used a jar of Patak’s Tikka Masala Curry Simmer Sauce which we were able to source at all of our local grocery stores (Albertson’s, Kroger, Target and Super Walmart). But if you cannot find this particular brand near you, have no fear. Just pick a jar of Tikka Masala sauce and give it a try. You should be able to find this sauce in any grocery store with a half-way decent international foods section.
If you cannot find Tikka Masala sauce in jars at all where you live you could perhaps try making your own homemade Tikka Masala sauce at home.
The third ingredient is simply cooked rice. I always like to have a variety of rice in my pantry so to go with this Indian dish I opted for some lovely Basmati rice which I used this recipe for Crock-Pot Express White Rice to cook the rice about 30 minutes before the chicken was about to be done in the slow cooker.
Simply scoop some rice onto a plate and then spoon the chicken and the wonderful curry sauce over the rice. Dig in and enjoy!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe:
- 4 Quart, 4.5 Quart, 5 Quart, 5.5 Quart Or 6 Quart Slow Cooker
- Cutting Board
- Nylon Spoon
- Rice Cooker OR Crock-Pot Express (to cook the rice)
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Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
- 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (Cut Into 2 Inch Chunks)
- 15 Ounces Jarred Tikka Masala Curry Simmer Sauce (*See Sauce Note Below)
- 1 Pound Rice (Cooked **See Rice Note Below)
- Add the cut up chicken thigh meat and jar of tikka masala curry sauce to the insert of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!
The description says boneless chicken breast and the recipe says boneless thighs. Can you use either and would it be the same cooking time?
Emilee @ CrockPotLadies says
Yes you could use either. If they’re cut up into chunks it should be the same amount of time. Thanks for pointing that out!
it appears to me that there isnt enough liquid in the crockpot and that it will dry out (the sauce, that is). what can be added to it if its drying out during cooking? could i add red wine? I say red wine cuz thats what i have, lol!
Crock-Pot Ladies says
There should be enough liquid from the sauce as well as the liquid that will cook out of the chicken as it slow cooks. But if you feel that you want to add more liquid adding a little water, chicken or vegetable broth would work. You could try red wine but it will change the flavor profile.