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Chicken Tikka Masala over Rice


Chicken Tikka Masala over Rice

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken, gluten-free, rice, tikka masala
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 466kcal


  • 3 Chicken Breast, Boneless, Skinless
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 3 teaspoon ginger root, fresh
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala spice
  • 2 can diced tomatoes, canned 14 oz each
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 pint half and half
  • 2 cup cooked white rice


  • Set oven to broil.  Sprinkle chicken breasts on both sides with coriander and cumin. Coat the chicken breasts completely with the plain yogurt. Set the chicken on a metal cooling rack over a foil-lined baking sheet and place it about 10-12 inches below a broiler for 5-7 minutes per side. Watch carefully so as not to burn chicken. It should have slightly blackened edges. Remove from oven.
  • Dice the onion. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions and sauté until they are slightly browned. As the onions cook, mince your garlic.
  • Cut off the outer skin and mince or grate the fresh ginger. Add the garlic and ginger to the onions.
  • Add about the Garam Masala spice. Add the diced tomatoes. Continue cooking and stirring, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze it. Add 1 tablespoon sugar. Let this mixture simmer on medium for about 5 minutes.  Add salt to taste.
  • After the Tikka Masala sauce has had a chance to simmer for a little bit, add in the half and half. Now, chop up your chicken breasts into chunks (you can also shred them if you prefer) and stir them into the Tikka Masala sauce.
  • Serve the rice with the Chicken Tikka Masala over top.
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Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g

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Hi! I am a cooking teacher, and have made this dish multiple times. A few helpful tips – The pic doesn’t look like chicken tikka – plus, 2 Tbls of garam masala is way too much, esp with the other spices! You say 2 cans diced tomatoes – what size cans?? Your readers would need to know that. Thanks!