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This Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe is a delicious British Indian recipe made with a rich and creamy tomato curry sauce loaded with bold spices and chicken.
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5 from 17 votes

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

This Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe is a delicious British Indian recipe made with a rich and creamy tomato curry sauce loaded with bold spices and chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: English, Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 397kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all spices together in a small bowl. 
  • Add the diced onion and butter to a large pot over medium heat and cook until onions are translucent, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add garlic and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently so as not to burn. If more butter is needed, feel free to add a little. 
  • Add in half of the spice mixture and stir to combine. 
  • Add tomato sauce and heavy cream and the remaining spices and stir to combine.
  • Continue to cook over medium-low heat until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. The cook time can vary depending on the type of pan and stove you're cooking on, but generally between 10 and 15 minutes.
  • While the sauce is cooking, slice chicken breasts into two filets each, creating four equally sized pieces, season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Add vegetable oil to a large pan and cook the chicken breasts over medium heat until golden brown on both sides and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. 
  • Chop the chicken into chunks and add it to the sauce, let lightly simmer for a couple of minutes. 
  • Serve over basmati rice with naan bread.

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Notes

Chicken Tikka Masala is generally spicy, but you can control the amount of spice in the dish with how much cayenne pepper you add. I would recommend about 1/2 teaspoon if you like things a little milder and then work your way up from there a 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Remember that the heat will build, so if you have leftovers, they're likely going to be hotter than when you first made the dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.9mg