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Easy chicken tikka masala recipe


Who loves a good curry? Try this simple chicken tikka masala recipe for your next curry night. Packed with lots of spices, we’re sure you’re going to get a kick from this delicious meal!


Serves 8 portions

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 3 white onions
  • 2 red peppers
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml low fat Greek yoghurt
  • chopped coriander to serve

TIKKA MASALA PASTE (6 tbsp tikka masala paste)

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 4tbsp tomato puree
  • Large knob of fresh ginger
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp garam masala
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a small food processor combine all the dry ingredients to make the curry past. Start to whizz together the ingredients adding in a little olive oil or water to keep the paste moist and easy to blend.
  2. Roughly chop the onions, deseed and cut the peppers into chunks and cube the chicken breasts.
  3. Heat the oil and butter in a large, lidded casserole on the hob, and then add the onions and a pinch of salt.
  4. Cook for 15-20 mins until soft and golden.
  5. Add the paste (recipe above) and peppers, then cook for 5 mins more.
  6. Add the chicken and stir well to coat in the paste.
  7. Cook for 2 mins. Add the tomatoes and 200ml water.
  8. Cover with a lid and gently simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender.
  9. Remove the lid, blend in the yogurt, then gently warm through. Curry is ready to be served!


452 calories per portion

Fat: 19g

Carbs: 23g

Protein: 52g

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