Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

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This easy Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish that is ready in under 30 minutes.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

This easy Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish that is ready in under 30 minutes.

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

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I have a confession to make.  I have never really tried Indian food.

It’s not for lack of desire.  I love trying new food.  I love exploring the tastes of various countries and cultures.  It’s just that we live in a fairly rural part of Pennsylvania and there aren’t a lot of culturally diverse food options.

Based on what I’ve seen and read, I had a feeling I would like Indian food.  It’s bold,  unique and infused with flavors that I love such as cumin, chili, cardamom, garlic and ginger, among others.

My first foray into Indian food is this Chicken Tikka Masala.

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

Masala is basically a blend of spices found in Indian cuisine.  It usually consists of chili pepper, cloves, cardamom, cumin and cinnamon, among other ingredients.

To help make this recipe easy for non-Indian experts (like myself), I used a pre-made masala paste.  When combined with the other ingredients, something magical happens.

It was everything I wanted it to be (and so much more!).

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

The tender chicken takes on this beautiful orange color and is infused with the distinct flavors of the masala.  You get warmth from the cinnamon undertones and a bit of heat from the pepper.  I served it over rice and it just soaked up all of the glorious sauce.

It’s warm and hearty – just like a big, cozy sweater.  This is comfort food.

The flavors are unmistakably big and bold.  This is a recipe that will leave an impression.  It will leave you wanting more.  You’ll find yourself thinking about it.  And, craving it.  I’m so glad I took the plunge and tried it.

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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala - this quick and easy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

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This easy Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish that is ready in under 30 minutes.
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/8 cup masala paste divided
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cups tomato puree
  • 7 ounces coconut milk

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into one inch pieces; season with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon of masala paste and yogurt.
  • Add chicken to yogurt mixture and stir to coat all of the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the remaining masala paste.
  • Stir for one minute until the paste becomes fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and yogurt to the skillet and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree and coconut milk to the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Let stand for a few minutes before serving over rice.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.9mg

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