Indian Chicken Tikka Masala


This Indian chicken tikka masala is an easy but flavorful version of everyone's favorite mild-medium curry! Serve with naan bread and mango chutney. Garnish with additional cilantro leaves.

close up view of Indian Chicken Tikka Masala garnished with fresh herbs in a white bowl, served with rice
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons masala curry paste

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine tomatoes, yogurt, garlic, and ginger in a blender and process until smooth.

  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and fry until soft, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in curry paste and fry until fragrant, 1 minute more, stirring once or twice. Add the tomato mixture and chicken to the pan and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat.

  3. Mix water and flour together in a bowl. Stir into the chicken mixture in the frying pan. Return pan to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes more. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 530mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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