HELLO there!! HAPPY Monday :D
How are you?! Did you have a WONDERFUL Christmas?! I certainly did!! I LUV spending it with extended family and watching my kids making memories with their cousins!!! Although I'm glad to be home after being out of town, I already miss all the fun and laughter we enjoyed :)
This is the season to put healthy food in a slow cooker, press the button, walk away, and let magic happen :D Today's post is a Chicken Recipe! I guarantee it's a delicious Mmmm!!
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
1 (15-oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp tomato paste
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 1/4 tsp coarse salt
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb total), trimmed of excess fat
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
2 cups cooked brown rice, for serving
Combine tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, garlic, garam masala, ginger, and 1 tsp salt in a medium slow cooker.
Place chicken on top, folding under any loose meat on each thigh to maintain a thick shape. Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours.
While chicken cooks, toss cucumber with cilantro, remaining 1/4 tsp salt, the lemon juice, and oil. Cover and refrigerate.
When chicken is done, place yogurt in a medium bowl. A little at a time, stir in chicken sauce, letting yogurt turn it creamy. Stir sauce back into pot.
Serve chicken over rice with cucumber salad on the side. Garnish with cilantro.
456 cal, 15 g fat (5 g saturated), 41 g protein, 40 g carb, 9 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 977 mg sodium, 165 mg cholesterol PER SERVING.
If you have ANY questions about this recipe, don't be shy :D
Have a HEALTHY couple of days!
See you right back here on Wednesday!!
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Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist