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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4
We’re making it easy to master one of India’s most-loved dishes at home. Our creamy tomato curry is mild enough to make everyone happy while packing enough bold flavor to taste totally authentic.
Updated January 20, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of the garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the red pepper. Add chicken; toss to coat.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove chicken to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add cinnamon stick and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala. Cook and stir about 1 minute. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until softened. Add gingerroot, garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Add chicken and whipping cream. Return to simmering; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Garnish with fresh cilantro; serve with white rice, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Garam masala is a blend of spices often used in Indian cooking. The blend typically contains black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and nutmeg.
  • Naan, an Indian flatbread, also makes a lovely accompaniment to this dish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
320
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
850mg
36%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
7g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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