Monday, November 21, 2011

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Now, listen.

I found this recipe on another blog, and that blogger said this was the best thing she'd ever made in her slow cooker. I was skeptical. I have some really bomb-ass slow-cooker recipes. And then I made this and I was like:

This is the best thing I have ever made in my slow cooker.

This ... this might be the best thing I have ever made, period. I don't say that lightly. I have a handful of recipes I turn to that I absolutely love, but this is on a whole other level.

The chicken is so tender. The spices complement each other so well ... My husband says this is the closest he's ever tasted to restaurant-style tikka masala -- except he says the homemade version seems less "harsh." Sometimes Indian food puts the hurt on him.

You do have to like Indian food, and specifically chicken tikka masala. Once you've confirmed that you do, indeed, like Indian food, you need to commit a block of time to this dish's preparation. Before the stuff is even in the pot, cooking, you've got about 45 minutes of prep in front of you.

But it ... is ... worth it.

I didn't photograph the prep on this recipe. How do you like that? One of the best things I've ever made and I didn't photograph the prep. Luckily someone else did. Go there and check her out. She obviously knows what she's talking about.


  1. OH. MY. DROOL.

    That just looks crack-tastic. I LOVE chicken tikka masala!

  2. that looks amazing! I'm drooling!

  3. I can't wait to try this. I've tried a few others that were just aweful. thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh thank God. I came here to find this so I could read it on a normal screen, instead of on my iPhone, which is where I've been sneaking peeks at it for over a month when I think no one's watching. But now I've just read everything you've written since this post (and watched Ava stretch and yawn like three times in a row), and as I wipe tears from my eyes (from the funny, not the baby) I find myself scrambling to find a pen and paper to list the ingredients and hope like heck I ever get out of this house and actually GO shopping.

    Yeah, that's a pretty long sentence. But I craftily used parentheses and punctuation to make it easier for you. #seewhatididthere

  5. I just found you, looking for this recipe. It is the best thing I've ever ever ever made, it's that good.