Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken
Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken


  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed and discarded
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic


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  1. Stir yogurt, vegetable oil, lemon juice, red chili powder, salt, garam masala, turmeric, ginger, and garlic together in a large bowl. .
  2. Pat drumsticks dry with paper towel. Cut 2 to 3 slits into each drumstick.
  3. Put drumsticks into a large, resealable plastic bag; pour yogurt mixture into the bag, remove as much air as possible from the bag and seal. Massage bag to coat chicken completely in marinade and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours.
  4. Turn chicken and marinade out of bag into the crock of a slow cooker.
  5. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
Mealthy tip:

Serve with basmati rice for a complete meal! Would you rather make this recipe in your electric pressure cooker? Pressure cooker tandoori chicken is just as tasty.


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Sam Dalton says:

I really enjoyed this dish. Perfect flavors, juicy, tender meat, and incredibly easy to make in the slow cooker. This was my first time cooking with Kashmiri, and I can't wait to use it again.

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Jessica Scott says:

Loved this tandoori chicken! One of the best slow cooker recipes, it tastes phenomenal. Perfect for busy weeknights.

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Laura Griffin says:

This slow cooker tandoori chicken is one of my favorite recipes! When I'm looking for something good without dirtying up a lot of delicious, this is usually my go to. The turmeric, ginger, and garlic is always a winning combo. I also use my own garam masala blend. Love it!