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Your favorite chicken tikka masala

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Outstanding flavor and easy recipe – try to make your favorite chicken tikka masala in your own kitchen!

Your favorite chicken tikka masala

I have to admit, before I first moved to San Francisco, I never tried Indian food. You know, here you can enjoy Real Food from almost any cuisine from all over the world!

Chicken tikka masala was so full of flavor, I started to order it almost every week. A few years later, after I got married and had 2 kids , this chicken dish became our family favorite and I cook it once a week for dinner.

Your favorite chicken tikka masala

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Chicken tikka masala

Outstanding flavor and easy recipe - try to make your favorite chicken tikka masala in your own kitchen!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken tikka masala
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 558kcal


  • 1,5 lb boneless chicken thighs, cut in large cubes
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • about 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 big cloves garlic
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1,5 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • chopped green onions


  • Start with marinating chicken in yogurt and 1 tbsp of garam masala for an hour( overnight if possible)
  • Heat half of the butter and oil in a medium size skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken until browned and fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside
  • Add another 2 tbsp of butter to the same skillet with chopped onions. and saute until soft. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes , garam masala and cooked chicken. Heat it, stir and add heavy cream. Turn the heat off and stir.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with chopped green onions


Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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