Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Kevin and I go BANANAS for the Indian lunch buffet where we can try all the different foods but when we hit our favorite Indian restaurants for dinner, we tend to stick to the basics. Chicken Tikka Masala is a safe dish if you are new to Indian food and it is still delicious.

The other night I thought I’d try my hand at making Tikka Masala at home and it came out pretty great if I do say so myself.


1 15 oz can of tomato sauce. The liquidy stuff like this: 

1/2 cup of heavy cream (you can sub with milk if you don’t have the cream but the cream is better)

3 tbsp melted butter

1 package Tikka Masala seasoning (I used Simply Asia)

1/2 chopped onion (you can use onion flakes if you want but you do lose a little flavor)

3 large chicken breasts


White rice (optional)

Naan (optional)

To Cook:

Pour tomato sauce, cream. and butter in crockpot and mix. Add onion, chicken, and cilantro. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

You can shred the chicken if you like.

I served mine over white rice with a side of naan.



  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady May 25, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Indian food is not something we experiment with here BUT this looks simple and delicious- may have to give it a try-thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Cara May 25, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This looks delicious! I’ve made Chicken Curry before, but thats the extent of my Indian flair, lol. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Richardson May 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    If you like Indian food you’d love where I live. Lots of little Indian cafe’s.

  • Reply Allie @ May 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Wow! Sounds great! My uncle made this recently in his Instant Pot and said it was awesome- Trip loves spicy food, so we may try this summer! Thanks for linking up!

  • Reply Erin Port May 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    SO I totally want to try this….I am pinning this momma. I love to try new flavors. Would you say that seasoning is in a specific spot in the store????? xoxo ERIN

    • Reply xo Tara May 26, 2017 at 7:33 am

      You should! All the stores in this area have a sections for Asian food, Mexican food, etc. The seasoning is in our Asian foods section.

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