Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
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…
using a jar of Patak’s Tikka Masala Curry Sauce that I had picked up on sale at World Market.
The Skinny on Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
It’s all natural with a straight-forward list of ingredients and nothing artificial, which is nice.
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 🙂
According to my calculations, each serving has about 229 calories and *4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
This brief video shows how to make Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from scratch:
A super easy crockpot chicken tikka masala with only 2 ingredients, perfect for busy days.
- 1 pound trimmed chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 jar (15 ounces) chicken tikka masala sauce (I used Patak's)
Ideal slow cooker size: 1-1/2-Quart.
Place the cubes of chicken in your crock pot.
Add the jar of sauce and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is tender.
- Serve with basmati rice and peas, if desired.
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, I'll consider seasoning the chicken with a few spices first.
This sauce would be good with shrimp, potatoes, peas and/or cauliflower too.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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)
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