A tasty take on chicken tikka masala. Serve over warm rice or with naan! Don't let the number of spices scare you off, the flavor of this dish is complex and satisfying.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  • Mix ground chicken, bread crumbs, olive oil, onion, ginger paste, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Roll mixture into thirty 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger paste; saute until onions become soft, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, garam masala, cumin, ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, chicken bouillon, paprika, cayenne, turmeric, onion powder, and salt; stir to combine. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, and water. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Add butter and stir to melt.

  • Cook sauce over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Stir cooked meatballs into the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

486.4 calories; protein 23.3g 47% DV; carbohydrates 32.2g 10% DV; fat 32.2g 50% DV; cholesterol 113.5mg 38% DV; sodium 1029mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Meatballs could still use a little love. The sauce was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love the combination of spices in this dish! Just enough heat! Thank you for the detailed instructions too! I used half the tomato sauce and maybe my chicken meatballs were too big, but 1 pound didn’t make 30 meatballs. Overall recipe is a hit with the family! Forgot to garnish with cilantro for the photo, that would have made the presentation pretty close to perfect! I’d rate higher than a 5 if I could! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Family loved it! Read More