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Chicken Tikka Masala

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

It’s hard to believe you can get such a full-flavored, deeply spiced chicken tikka masala in just 30 minutes, but we did it! And, like the title says, this classic chicken tikka masala recipe really is as easy as it gets. 


  • 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion (from 1 medium onion)
  • 5 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons canned no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato puree
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice


  • Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over high. Add chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add onion, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, turmeric, garam masala and cayenne; cook, stirring constantly, until spices are toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomato puree, stock, cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro; serve over rice.

Neutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups Masala, 1/2 Cup Rice
Per Serving:
514 calories; 19 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 600 mg sodium. 1195 mg potassium; 45 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 41 g protein; 71 mg calcium;

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