Easy chicken tikka masala

Easy chicken tikka masala

Marinating the meat in this easy chicken tikka masala makes all the difference so don't be tempted to skip that step. If you want a lighter curry, swap some of the cream for natural yoghurt.


To serve


  1. Put the chicken breasts in a large bowl and mix with the ginger, garlic, chilli, salt, pepper, coriander, lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Set aside for at least 5 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.

  2. Heat a heavy-bottomed shallow pan and, when hot, add the chicken. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is browned on all sides.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large pan and cook the onion and red chilli for 5-6 minutes until golden brown. Add the turmeric and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cream and cook gently for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the chicken to the creamy sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Check for seasoning, and add lemon juice to taste.

  5. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve immediately with rice or naan bread.