Quick Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

How To Make Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken pieces cooked in a tomato-based sauce, this chicken tikka masala recipe is bursting with flavors from a tasty blend of Indian spices.

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



  • knob gingerpeeled
  • 4garlic clovespeeled
  • ½largeyellow onionpeeled
  • lbschicken breastsboneless skinless, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • tbspgaram masala spice blenddivided
  • saltto taste
  • 2tbspolive oildivided
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • 1tspground paprika
  • ¼tspcayenne peppermore or less to taste
  • 28oztomatoescanned, crushed
  • ½cupplain Greek yogurt
  • 1tbspfresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼cupcilantro leaves


  1. Pulse ginger and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add onion and pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Toss chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add chicken and cook, rotating halfway through cooking, for about 6 to 7 minutes until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion mixture and saute for about 3 minutes until onions have softened.

  5. Add tomato paste, remaining garam masala, paprika, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.

  6. Add crushed tomatoes, season with salt to taste, and cook for about 2 minutes stirring occasionally until the mixture is hot.

  7. Return chicken to the pan and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove from heat, stir in Greek yogurt and lemon juice.

  8. Serve warm over basmati rice topped with cilantro.


  • Calories: 461.49kcal
  • Fat: 25.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.70g
  • Fiber: 4.13g
  • Sugar: 8.28g
  • Protein: 41.09g
  • Cholesterol: 113.65mg
  • Sodium: 1086.68mg
  • Calcium: 95.23mg
  • Potassium: 1066.13mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 147.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.23mg
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