If you enjoy Indian food, but don’t like the fact that a lot of Indian food recipes have tons of heavy cream and butter in them, then this recipe is for you!!! The other day, I was craving Indian food, so I went on Pinterest for some ideas, and I saw this pin for one of my FAVORITE indian dishes – Chicken Tikka Masala – YUM!!!
Sure enough, the recipe that this links to includes heavy cream and butter, and plenty of it! I made my own version with some replacement ingredients and with a different concoction of spices, etc. I can assure you this tastes just as good without the bad ingredients – Oh my gosh, this stuff is AMAZING! On top of that, I did it in my slow cooker, so it was ridiculously easy! I’ve only had my slow cooker for a week now, and we are already becoming great friends – how did I not know how much easier my life would be with this handy little device in it? I popped all the ingredients in it this morning, and went about my day. I came home to amazing smells and dinner ready to go – best. thing. ever.
I served this deliciousness over brown rice, and I had some baked broccoli as a side…I’m pretty sure this may be close to a perfect meal – healthy, filling, easy, and delicious!
HEALTHY SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
Ingredients: (makes 4-6 servings)
- 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 large onion – chopped
- 15 oz can coconut milk – light
- 1 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 roma tomatoes – chopped
- 2 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger root
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
1.) In a food processor, add the coconut milk, yogurt, tomatoes, ginger, garlic powder, garam masala, cornstarch, and sea salt. Mix on high till completely combined.
2.) Chop your chicken and onions, then put them in your slow cooker.
3.) Pour your sauce into the slow cooker over the chicken and onions and stir to combine well.
4.) Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
5.) Serve over brown rice with a side of vegetables.
As you can see, the prep time for this is about 10 minutes – the slow cooker does everything else for you! A delicious Indian dish that is healthy, so your taste buds will love it as much as your body will! Enjoy! 🙂