I made this last night. Used frozen chicken breasts because it cooked, on low, from 7:45 AM - 5:30 PM (9+ hours). Found out after everything was in the crock that I was completely out of onions and garlic (how does that happen???) so I used onion flakes and garlic powder. Also, didn't want to use heavy cream so I used light sour cream.
Chicken shredded on it's own when I tried to take it out to mix the sour cream into the sauce. It was DELICIOUS! Whole family, except the picky 10-year-old, loved it. My 6-year-old even had seconds. Served over brown rice. Didn't feel the cucumber "relish" added anything so probably wouldn't make that again. The lemon juice and cilantro was nice in the dish though as a final mix-in.
Will definitely make this again! Thanks!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard Lee Holbert <rlhintexas@...> wrote:
> Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
> Serves 4
> 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
> 1 medium onion, chopped
> 2 cloves garlic, chopped
> 2 tablespoons tomato paste
> 2 teaspoons garam masala (Indian spice blend)
> kosher salt and black pepper
> 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
> 1/2 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
> 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
> 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
> 1 cup basmati or some other long-grain white rice
> 1/2 cup heavy cream
> In a 4- to 6-quart crockpot, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, tomato
> paste, garam masala, Â¾ teaspoon salt, and Â¼ teaspoon pepper.
> Place the chicken on top of the vegetables, cover, and cook until the
> chicken is tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
> In a small bowl, toss the cucumber and cilantro with the lemon juice and
> Â¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
> Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
> Twenty minutes before serving, cook the rice according to the package
> Just before serving, stir the cream into the chicken tikka masala.
> Serve over the rice with the cucumber relish.
> Garam masala is a mixture of spices often used in Indian cooking. If you
> canât find it in the spice aisle of your supermarket, you can make your
> own by combining Â½ teaspoon cumin, Â¼ teaspoon cinnamon, Â¼ teaspoon
> coriander, Â¼ teaspoon black pepper, â
teaspoon ground cloves, â
> nutmeg, and a pinch of cayenne.
> Nutritional Information
> Calories 559; Fat 25g; Sat Fat 10g; Cholesterol 152mg; Sodium 738mg;
> Protein 37g; Carbohydrate 48g; Sugar 3g; Fiber 4g; Iron 4mg; Calcium 91mg
> Source : RealSimple.com