Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

How To Make Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

This chicken tikka masala is creamy with a distinct tomato taste and spiced with turmeric, pepper, and coriander for a flavorful Indian curry dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4chicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 2tbspcumin
  • 2tbsppaprika
  • tbspground coriander
  • tspground turmeric
  • ½tspcayenne pepper
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 1cupGreek yogurt
  • 1lemon,juiced, just under ¼ cup
  • 6clovesgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspginger,minced
  • 14ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspcanola 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.

  4. In a large saucepan on medium-high heat, add the butter and the rest of the spices, stirring well for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  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 low-medium heat for 7 to 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.

  11. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 418.40kcal
  • Fat: 28.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.59g
  • Fiber: 3.37g
  • Sugar: 5.67g
  • Protein: 30.46g
  • Cholesterol: 112.88mg
  • Sodium: 311.26mg
  • Calcium: 123.18mg
  • Potassium: 620.04mg
  • Iron: 4.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 193.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.92mg
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