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Chicken Tikka Masala
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Extremely creamy and delicious

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is creamy, packed with spices, flavorful and made in just 30 minutes. It's incredibly easy to make for dinner at home.

Chicken Tikka Masala
You guys! I hope I will be able to get this description right because this dish deserves it. It's so creamy, so flavorful, so delicious. Every time Jernej cooks something new for the first time, he asks me to give it a try and to give him my honest opinion. Usually, I try it with a teaspoon, and then even though I love it, I like to stop and devour the meal once seated and calm. However, this wasn't the case this time. I could stand and eat the whole dish myself. It is so incredibly tasty that I could dream about it. So simple, yet full of perfectly combined spices. It's slightly spicy, just to give it an extra kick, but we tried it without the chili too, and it was just as good, so it all depends on your spiciness preference.

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish of marinated chicken served in a rich, luscious sauce, that's packed with aroma. We used spices like turmeric, garam masala, ginger, paprika and cinnamon, so only good, hearty stuff, that makes this Indian inspired dish incredibly tasty.

  • extra creamy and flavorful
  • packed with delicious Kotanyi spices
  • gluten-free
  • perfect for a quick midweek dinner
  • made in just 35 minutes
  • made in only one pan

Creamy Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala made with Kotanyi spices

How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka is so easy to make and it's just the best. Here are the steps to follow

  1. Combine chicken breast with spices and yogurt in a bowl
  2. Cook the chicken mixture with onion and garlic for a couple of minutes
  3. Add heavy cream to make it creamy and delicious
  4. Serve with your favorite side and devour

Chicken Tikka Masala served with flatbread and basmati rice

Chicken Tikka Masala with rice and chopped parsley

What to serve with Chicken Tikka Masala

It's so good that I could eat it straight from the pan, however, choosing a delicious side will only elevate the dish even more. We love these sides:

  1. Homemade skillet flatbread
  2. Basmati rice
  3. Tablespoon of plain yogurt on top
  4. Sprinkled chicken tikka with chopped parsley or cilantro

How to store and freeze Chicken Tikka Masala

You can store this delicious Chicken Tikka Masala in two ways.

Place any leftovers covered in an airtight container. Store in a fridge for up to 3 days. Before serving, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil, then serve. If necessary, add some liquid (water).

Feel free to make Chicken Tikka up to a month ahead and store it in the freezer. Store in a freezer bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Before serving, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil, then serve. If necessary, add some liquid (water).

Chicken Tikka Masala made with Kotanyi spices

Chicken Tikka Masala

Try these amazing Indian inspired chicken recipes too

Thanks to Kotanyi Slovenija for all the amazing spices that we absolutely adore and make our dishes richer. All the opinions are ours and we only share our honest opinions and recommendations for great products that we actually use.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    2
    people
  • preparation:
    5
    minutes
  • cook:
    30
    minutes
  • total time:
    35
    minutes

METHOD

  • marinate the chicken

    Add chicken breast cut in cubes to a bowl. Add ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, garam masala, paprika powder, and salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken mixture. Add plain yogurt and stir well to combine.

    Tip
    Feel free to make this step up to one day ahead and keep the marinated chicken chilled in a fridge, covered. Place at room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • cook the chicken tikka

    Place a pan with butter over medium-low heat. When the butter melts, add the diced onion, diced garlic, and sliced chili. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken mixture, stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the diced tomatoes, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.

  • finish and serve

    Add heavy cream to the chicken sauce, stir and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Serve delicious Chicken Tikka Masala with homemade flatbread and basmati rice. Optionally sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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