Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious creamy tomato sauce based Indian recipe made with white meat chicken and plenty of bold spices including garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 347 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced (just under 1/4 cup)
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Cut the chicken into 2 inch chunks.
  2. Mix the cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt into a small bowl.
  3. Toss the chicken with half the spices, the greek yogurt and the lemon juice and let it sit while you make the sauce.
  4. In a large saucepan on medium high heat, add the butter and the rest of the spices, stirring well for 30 seconds until you can smell them well.

  5. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Add in the crushed tomatoes and heavy cream, stir and let simmer on a low-medium heat for 7-10 minutes.

  7. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
  8. Remove most of the marinade from the pieces of the chicken before cooking.
  9. Cook the chicken in batches until just cooked through.
  10. Add the sauce to the chicken and mix well before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tikka Masala
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 790mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 33.4%
Vitamin C 18.5%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.