Easy CrockPot Chicken Tikka Masala

Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 112)

I enjoy eating Indian food every once in a while.

But the thought of cooking it from scratch totally intimidates me.

Most of the recipes seem really complicated with long lists of unusual spices, like garam masala, that aren’t part of my pantry.

So, to keep things super simple, I decided to cheat and make an easy crock pot chicken tikka masala…

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

using a jar of  Patak’s Tikka Masala Curry Sauce that I had picked up on sale at World Market.

(It’s all natural with a straight-forward list of ingredients and nothing artificial, which is nice.)

Pataks CrockPot Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

With only 2-ingredients, recipes don’t get much simpler than this easy crockpot chicken tikka masala.

Served with rice and peas, it makes a yummy quick-fix Indian meal with minimal effort.

The sauce is mildly spicy, with rich tomatoey flavor. Rod, Mom and I all thought it was good.

If you want, you can stir in a little 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt, sour cream or coconut milk at the end to make the sauce a little creamier and less tomatoey.

Or bulk it up with vegetables (onion, cauliflower, potatoes and/or peas) like the brilliant Martha C suggests in her comment below :-)

Enjoy!

Easy CrockPot Chicken Tikka Masala
 
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A super easy crockpot chicken tikka masala with only 2 ingredients, perfect for busy days
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound trimmed chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • I jar (15 ounces) chicken tikka masala sauce (I used Patak's)
Instructions
  1. Place the cubes of chicken in your crock pot. (I used my 1-1/2-Quart.)
  2. Add the jar of sauce and stir to combine .
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is tender.
  4. Serve with basmati rice and peas, if desired.
Martha's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (generous ¾ cup): 229 calories, 10 g fat, 6.9 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 25.7 g protein and *6 Weight Watchers Points Plus



If you want, you can stir in a little 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt, sour cream or coconut milk at the end to make the sauce a little creamier and less tomatoey. A little chopped fresh cilantro would be nice too.


Next time consider seasoning the chicken with a few spices first.


This sauce would be good with shrimp, potatoes, peas and/or cauliflower too.

If you would prefer to make crockpot chicken tikka masala from scratch, here are some recipes that you might want to consider:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Milk (The Lemon Bowl)
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (Weight Watchers)
Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (LaaLoosh)

If you liked this easy crockpot chicken tikka masala you might also like:

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy
Easy 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken
Skinny Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken

*PointsPlus® for this easy crockpot chicken tikka masala calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Comments

  1. Martha C says

    This sounds great! I went to the store and found the sauce this morning and came right home and started it! I have three teenage sons and they like lots of bulk, so a couple of hours before we eat, I will add in some cauliflower, onion, pepper, plus the green peas and serve it over rice. Thanks for this recipe! Easy and yummy!

    • says

      Hi Jo,

      I think the directions for using the jar as a simmer sauce are probably right on the jar. I would coat a skillet with nonstick spray and brown the chunks of chicken for about 5 minutes. Then pour in the jar of sauce and cook over medium low heat until the chicken is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Hope this helps.

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