We love the heat level in this slow cooker take on tikka masala to fend off winter chill. If the spice kick is too much for your family, you can cut the red pepper down by half without losing any of the dynamic flavor layers.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2016

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Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
17 mins
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken thigh, 1 1/4 cups sauce mixture, and 1 tablespoon yogurt)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic to pan; cook 6 to 7 minutes or until starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste and tomatoes; bring to a simmer, and cook 3 minutes. Combine 1/3 cup water and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture, garam masala, paprika, curry powder, salt, and pepper to pan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.

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  • Place chicken thighs in a 6-quart slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Add tomato mixture to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 7 hours or until chicken is very tender and sauce has thickened. Turn slow cooker to HIGH; uncover and add coconut milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes. Turn cooker off; stir in cilantro. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve over rice. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; fat 13.5g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 99mg; iron 3mg; sodium 686mg; calcium 80mg; sugars 12g; added sugarg.