Recipe: Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is a light, Indian comfort-dish made with tomato sauce, chicken breast, coconut milk and tons of flavorful, bold spices! Serve with rice or naan for a full meal your whole family will love! It’s typically made with heavy cream and butter, but this recipe lightens up the original for a healthy, delicious twist on an Indian classic.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 jar tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • Additional salt, to taste
  • For Garnish
  • Green yogurt
  • Cilantro

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