Chicken Tikka Masala Rice Bites Recipe

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Alero Published: November 6, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Chicken Tikka Masala Rice Bites Recipe

How To Make Chicken Tikka Masala Rice Bites

Try something unique with this mouthwatering rice bites recipe! It’s a new twist on an Indian classic and is so easy to make.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1box Deep Indian Kitchen Chicken Tikka Masala
  • 2tbspsmall red oniondiced
  • 2tbspsmall jalapeñodiced
  • ¼ cupcilantrothinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ¼ tspkosher salt
  • ½cupcheddar cheeseshredded
  • 3cupspanko bread crumbsdivided
  • 3eggsdivided
  • canola oilfor frying
  • 1limecut into wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Remove the Deep Indian Kitchen Chicken Tikka Masala from the box by puncturing the film with a fork 3 times.

  3. Microwave for 2 minutes.

  4. Remove chicken and dice into small pieces.

  5. Put the diced chicken into a medium-sized bowl with the rice and sauce.

  6. In that bowl, add the red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, salt, cheddar cheese, ½ cup panko, and 1 whisked egg.

  7. Mix until everything is combined and let sit for 5 minutes.

  8. Divide the mixture then use your hands to roll into 8 even balls, making sure they are tightly packed.

  9. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to set up.

  10. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 2 eggs.

  11. In a separate small bowl, add the panko bread crumbs.

  12. Remove the rice bites from the freezer, then coat each ball first in the egg and then in the panko; slightly pressing the panko onto the ball evenly.

  13. Fill a small, high-walled saucepan with 2 inches of canola oil and heat to 350 degrees F.

  14. Working in batches, lower the bites into the oil 4 at a time using a slotted spoon.

  15. Cook for 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown.

  16. Place the fried bites back on the parchment-lined baking sheet then bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

  17. Remove from the oven, garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

  18. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1014.24kcal
  • Fat: 59.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.01g
  • Trans Fat: 1.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.93g
  • Fiber: 4.94g
  • Sugar: 4.73g
  • Protein: 49.51g
  • Cholesterol: 374.58mg
  • Sodium: 1083.09mg
  • Calcium: 1148.95mg
  • Potassium: 375.74mg
  • Iron: 4.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 508.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.16mg
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