Dairy-Free Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala that is simple and flavorful! Not only is this recipe Whole30 but you can make it in your crockpot! It has the perfect creamy texture with authentic Indian spices!
I am sucker for paleo Indian recipes, the spices and the exoticness of the cuisine calls to me. When you combine that love with a time saving recipe, you have my attention.
I knew when I opened up my copy of Meals Made Simple, I had to make the Paleo chicken tikka masala.
Danielle Walker much anticipated second cookbook, Meals Made Simple , is a packed to the gills with delicious Paleo recipes for those who are looking for quick and easy recipes.
She has also taken the guesswork out of meal planning and included eight weeks worth of dinner ideas, complete with full shopping lists and recipes for using up leftovers.
Ok, this recipe is meant to go in the slow cooker, something I realized a little too late for dinner time.
I followed Danielle’s directions and put it in my tagine and cooked it for 2 hours and it was still 100% awesome. I served it over some cauliflower rice and, let’s just say I had seconds 🙂
What you’ll need for this recipe
- Raw cashews
- Boneless skinless chicken thighs chopped into 2-inch cubes
- Tomato puree
- Yellow onion
- Garam masala
- Sea salt
- Ground ginger
- Cayenne pepper
- Fresh cilantro
Place the cashews in bowl and cover with water. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and set aside.
Place the chicken, tomato puree, onion, garlic, garam masala, salt, ginger, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
When the chicken is just about done cooking, drain the cashews and place them in a blender. Add 1/4 cup of fresh water and blend the cashews into a smooth cream.
Stir the cashew cream into the chicken right before serving and garnish with the cilantro.
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- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 2-inch cubes
- 2 cups tomato puree
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Place the cashews in bowl and cover with water. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and set aside.
- Place the chicken, tomato puree, onion, garlic, garam masala, salt, ginger, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
- When the chicken is just about done cooking, drain the cashews and place them in a blender. Add 1/4 cup of fresh water and blend the cashews into a smooth cream.
- Stir the cashew cream into the chicken right before serving and garnish with the cilantro.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 801mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g
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