Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicken Tikka Masala in the Crock Pot

Chicken Tikka Masala in the Crock Pot

8 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins, or about 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs.)
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 (29 oz.) can of tomato puree
1 1/2 cups greek yogurt
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. Garam masala
1 tbsp. cumin
1/2 tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. salt, or to taste
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1-3 tsp. cayenne pepper (I used 1 tsp because I don't do well with too much heat)
2 bay leaves
1 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp. cornstarch
Chopped parsley or cilantro, for topping


Place everything up to the bay leaves in the crockpot. Stir to combine everything and make sure the chicken is coated well.  Add the bay leaves on top.

Cover and cook for 8 hours on low.
When done, in a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream and corn starch, then pour the mixture into the crockpot and gently stir. Let cook an additional 20 minutes to thicken up.
Serve over basmati rice!

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