Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – Slow Cooking Perfected
This delicious slow cooking chicken tikka masala is a must for anyone who loves a good curry.
This curry has amazing tender chunks of chicken that have been slowly cooked in a rich curry sauce. It is cooked to have a lovely color and will be creamy in texture.
Chicken tikka masala is a very popular curry in the UK. It is like any Indian curry and has many flavors. It’s certainly a must-see as you can quickly see why it became so popular.
If you’re not interested in making a curry paste from scratch, you can use a store-bought paste instead. Pataks or Sharwoods tend to be decent brands, but there may be better brands depending on where you live.
The leftovers from this dish will hold up pretty well, so make sure you don’t throw them away, as they’re a delicious lunch the next day. You can store leftovers in the fridge for about three days.
You may be interested in tweaking the recipe to make it more to your liking. Below are a couple of changes you can make.
Changing the meat you use is a way to radically change the flavors of this curry. For example, you can swap chicken for something like lamb or beef. Both are great options.
Since we are using a homemade curry paste, you can easily play spices to make it more to your liking. Feel free to add some chili powder if you like a little heat in your curry.
Using coconut milk, cream or Greek yogurt will give you a different result. For me, I prefer simple cream, as it helps to bind the dish quite well. However, Greek yogurt and coconut milk are excellent alternatives. It all comes down to personal preference.
What to serve with chicken Tikka Masala
Rice is always an excellent addition to curry, but it’s not completely necessary. I often enjoy this for himself, and he also saves on washing. Making cauliflower rice is a great alternative if you’re trying to keep your carb intake low.
As with any curry, a delicious naan bread or even garlic bread goes well with this dish. If you have time, then these can be done at home; Otherwise, you can find some varieties purchased in the store of decent quality.
If you want to see how to prepare and cook this chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker, be sure to watch the video below. It will take you through all the steps to make this curry.
so many curries you can make in the slow cooker. Below is a couple worth doing.
For example, I’ve already covered a delicious chicken korma curry that’s so easy to make. In fact, it’s worth a try if you love a good hot curry.
One recipe I think you’ll love is the chicken curry pie filling. As the name suggests, it’s perfect as a cake filling, but you can also eat it on top of some steamed rice.
If you have any comments or anything else you’d like to say about this tasty slow cook chicken tikka masala, be sure to leave a comment below.