Chicken Tikka Masala

Prep: 60 mins
Cooking: 40 mins
Total: 1 hour 40 mins
Serves: 4

A curry for the whole family.

A fantastic combination of herbs & spices to make a tasty chicken tikka masala.

Ingredients

  • 1 pot of JD Seasonings Tikka Masala
  • 600g chicken breasts, all fat removed (cut into pieces)
  • 175g natural fat free yoghurt
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes, blitzed
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1″ cube fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 300ml water
  • Fresh coriander to serve (optional)
  • Low calorie cooking spray

Method

MARINATE THE CHICKEN
STEP 1:
Spoon 100g of the yoghurt into a large bowl and add the lemon juice and 1 heaped tsp of JD’s chicken tikka masala spice blend and mix well using a spoon. Now add the chicken, coat evenly and pop into the fridge for at least an hour

MAKE THE SAUCE
STEP 2:
Spray a large non stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a low – medium heat. Add the onions and gently fry until starting to brown. Add the garlic and ginger, mix well and cook for a further 2 mins then pour in the remaining chicken tikka spice blend and cook for a further minute

STEP 3:
Pour in the blitzed tomatoes and the water & simmer for 30 mins

STEP 4:
Spray a griddle pan/frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and fry 6 mins on each side or until cooked right through. Add the chicken to the sauce and cook for 5 mins. Take off the heat and leave to cool for 3 or 4 mins then stir in the natural yoghurt 1 tbsp at a time to prevent curdling. Divide between 4 bowls and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with boiled rice and naan.

ENJOY!