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Slow Cooker Chicken Tandoori Recipe!

slow cooker chicken tandoori

I’m always looking for a yummy slow cooker recipe. Here’s one that my kids love. It has a beautiful flavor without being too spicy — Slow Cooker Chicken Tandoori. And it’s healthy too!

Tandoori chicken is a popular Punjabi dish  consisting of roasted chicken, prepared with yogurt and spices.

chicken tandoori slow cooker recipe

And it’s so simple. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and come back in a few hours to a house that smells divine and a dinner your family will love!
chicken tandoori recipe

Here’s the easy recipe:


6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Juice from 1 lemon

1.5 cups of plain, greek yogurt.

1 T. olive oil

1small red onion, chopped.

4  T. tomato paste

3 cloves of garlic

2 t. ground coriander

1.5 t. ground cumin

1.75 t. paprika

1 t. ground ginger

2 T. fresh cilantro

Salt (optional)

Basmati Rice to serve with the chicken dish

slow cooker chicken tandoori


Set your slow cooker to either 7 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Then put the chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker and add the 1/2 red onion.

Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the breasts.

Then combine 1 cup of plain, greek yogurt; olive oil; half of the onion; garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, 1.5 t. paprika and 1/2 t. salt into a blender and make a paste.

Then pour the paste over the chicken breasts.

Let cook until 1 hour before you want to serve the dish. Take two forks and shred the chicken and mix the mixture together and let cook one more hour.

While the dish is finishing cooking, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of fresh yogurt, a pinch of salt  and the .25 t. paprika in a bowl.

Top the chicken with the yogurt sauuce and serve over rice. Add fresh cilantro to the top of the dish and enjoy!

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What is YOUR favorite Slow Cooker recipe?

Let us know in the comments!

I am excited to see your recipe idea!


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  1. How many servings does this yield?

  2. How many does this serve?

  3. Could you serve this over BLACK RICE?
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  4. Um, yeah. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was AH-MAZE-ING. This is definitely my new favorite slow cooker recipe! Before this it was my three bean chili, but the tandoori chicken totally just kicked its butt. This one’s a keeper according to the whole family (husbeast and 10 month old).
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  5. Oofles! I love Basmati rice and this whole thing together looks amazing!
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  6. LOVE my crockpot and this recipe looks great. Lots of flavor and kid friendly – perfect!
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  7. Jen! Help me out! Ginger is on there twice! Different kinds? Typo? Extra ginger flavor? Love you!

  8. This looks really good. I am a sucker for anything with cumin.
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  9. I think you might have forgotten to list garlic in the ingredients list :) Looks great – making the recipe right now! Thanks for making my meal planning easier today!

  10. Healthy and slow cooker? Done! It looks so good Jen. I LOVE using my slow cooker. Here’s one of our favorites:
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  11. This looks delicious! I’ve been wanting to use my slow cooker more often, and this recipe is at the top of my list to try!
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  12. Oh, this sounds wonderful! Easy and different- not the same old “crock pot” flavor chicken. Trying tonight- thanks!
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  13. Cannot wait to try this. My favorite slow cooker recipe is a Chicken Tortilla Soup.


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