Tikka Chance on Me – easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

There are hundreds and hundreds of ways of making a classic Chicken Tikka Masala, but this is the recipe I have always come back to as it is easy to make and full of flavour. Slow cookers/crock pots are great for meals like curry as it allows it to cook in its juices all day so when you come to eat it the flavours are just so strong! Nothing is worse than a bland curry. Like always, feel absolutely free to play around with the measurements of this recipe as even I don’t make it exactly the same every time- depends what mood I am in! However, use this recipe as a basic guideline to making a deliciously warming curry. This was enough curry to feed my family of 5 and even had enough for seconds!

Ingredients

5 chicken breasts

1 tin chickpeas

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 tin coconut milk

250ml chicken stock

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 thumb-sized ginger, chopped

1 onion, diced

1tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp curry powder

1tsp paprika

1tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp tomato puree

2 tsp sugar

Rice (I recommend 1/2 cup per person)

A handful of chopped fresh coriander

Method

  1. In a pan, brown the onion and sear the chicken. This will help to lock in the moisture!

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2. Add all your spices and coriander, coat the chicken and cook it until the spices release their smell

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3. Add your chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and chicken stock. Bring to the boil an let simmer for a few minutes before adding to your slow cooker. Add your chickpeas (drain them first)

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4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4. I recommend low if you have the time as it aids to release all those fantastic flavours. Serve with rice and enjoy!

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That is literally all there is to it! So simple and easy- not to mention delicious and warming! Of course, adjust the recipe to suit your own taste, but this base recipe will guarantee good results. Let me know in the comments below how you found this recipe, and do you have any curry tips? Are there any recipes you would like me to share?

 

Love from Evie x

You Can’t Curry Love – Low Calorie Butter Chicken

Mmm… butter chicken. This recipe is a low calorie butter chicken curry- guilt free and delicious! Who can ask for more from a fakeaway? I made this last week when I had my granny over from France as she is trying to lose weight and she adored it! Curry is a great dish to make when you have a whole load of people eating at different times as they can just serve themselves when they feel hungry/have time to eat. Tuesday nights are exceptionally busy for us as Dad has his running club and Mum has her ‘All Stars fitness’ group, so they can’t all eat at the same time.

Ingredients (serves 5-6):

6 chicken breasts

2 tins chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tin drained chickpeas

1 diced onion

1 chopped red pepper

1 chopped chilli

6 chopped tomatoes

6 tbsp fat free Greek yoghurt

1tsp Paprika, Garam Masala, turmeric, cumin, chilli powder

Fresh coriander

6 cups of rice

Method:

1. Chop up the chicken into little chunks and pop them in the slow cooker. Also put in your chopped onion, chopped carrot, seasonings, chopped pepper, diced tomatoes, Greek yoghurt and chopped chilli.

2. Chop up the fresh coriander and add, leave a little left for garnishing.

3. Put the slow cooker on high for 3 hours or low for 6.

4. Serve with rice and garnish with coriander!

Perfectly easy and not too spicy (for the wusses out there). Play around with the seasonings and add more/less to get the desired taste. I hope you enjoy!

Love from Evie x