Once you have your garam masala, you are a few more ingredients, one slow cooker and about 8 hours away from tender, spicy chicken wonderfulness. It’s literally as simple as tossing the ingredients into the slow cooker, going about your busy day, and then coming home to an almost fully-finished tikka masala dinner. All you’ll have left to do is shred the chicken (and since it spent all day in the slow cooker it will be so tender it will pretty much fall apart on its own), stirring in a little cream and making some rice to serve it with. I made a quick topping of cucumber mixed with sour cream to go with it…that part is totally optional but really good!
So the next time you get a craving for chicken tikka masala in the middle of a crazy week, you can say Yes I Can! Because we all need some tikka masala on Tuesdays sometimes.
Adapted from Real Simple