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Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala
How To Make Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala

About Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala: One sure-fire way to reduce your stress is to have a a hearty home-cooked dinner. Here is a mouthwatering chicken tikka masala recipe, chocked-full of protein, healthy omegas, and inflammation-reducing spices.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala

  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds boneless chicken (cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1.5 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp salt-free tomato puree
  • Spice blend:
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • A quarter cup of heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

How to Make Protein-Packed Chicken Tikka Masala

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Cook oil over high heat in a large, heavy pot. Toss the chicken and evenly coat it in the oil by turning occasionally for 5–6 minutes until browning.
Add garlic, onion, and ginger to the chicken while constantly stirring for 2 minutes.
Add tomato puree, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne pepper while stirring for another 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken stock, heavy cream, and salt. Reduce to a simmer while stirring occasionally for around 10 minutes until the curry thickens.
Add chopped cilantro as a garnish over the curry and serve with brown rice.
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