Easy chicken tikka masala

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Easy chicken tikka masala

For the marinade

100ml plain yogurt

1 lime, juice only

2 tsp turmeric

2 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp ground coriander seeds

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 cloves garlic, crushed

4 x 150g chicken breasts

For the tikka masala

60ml olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

2 inch piece of ginger

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander seeds, ground

1 tsp ground cumin

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tomatoes, roughly chopped

4 tbsp tomato purée

1 tsp salt

250ml water

100ml double cream

To serve

Coriander, to garnish

Basmati rice

For the marinade: Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl then mix in the chicken. Wrap the bowl with cling film and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

For the tikka masala: Pour the oil into a pan and set over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions and fry until golden.

Mix in the ginger, chilli powder, coriander and cumin and fry for another 30 seconds. Add the garlic and cook again for 30 seconds. Tip in the tomatoes and fry for 1 or 2 minutes. Lower the heat, add the tomato paste and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

Mix in the marinated chicken, coating the breasts evenly with the sauce. Pour in the water then put a lid on and stew over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, while stirring from time to time.

Tip in the cream, season with salt and simmer for another 5 minutes, until completely cooked.

Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve alongside basmati rice. 

Serves
4

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
45 minutes

Main ingredients
Chicken, Rice

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, One Pot, Curry

Cuisine
Indian

Special Info
Gluten free, Egg free, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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