Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Method: hob
Heat scale: 🌶️🌶️

This is a quick, dairy free, version of our healthy Chicken Tikka Masala Curry, on the table in around 35 minutes.  If you have more time, check out our original version here. And if you prefer a meat-free version, try our rich & comforting Cauliflower Tikka Masala.

There is no cream in this recipe, we use coconut milk to add creaminess.   


1-2 tbsp oil
2 onions, finely chopped (or use 250g chopped frozen onions)
10cm piece of ginger, grated
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed
2 tbsp tomato paste
7 tsp Tandoori Masala
800g / 1kg chicken breasts or skinless chicken thigh fillets
200ml coconut milk
200ml chicken stock
1.5 tsp salt
Fresh coriander and green chillies to garnish


  1. Heat the oil and cook the onions until soft and browning (about 10 minutes), then add the ginger and garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the tomato paste and spices. Cook for a minute then add the chopped chicken. Mix and cook.
  3. When the chicken has taken on a wee bit of colour, add the coconut milk, stock and salt. Gently cook for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve with chopped fresh green chilli, coriander and a dollop of thick natural yoghurt.
Chef's Tip

Leave out the yoghurt garnish for a dairy-free recipe.



For Curry Cooking Tips and Tricks:

Cooking Curry For A Crowd

Better and Easier Homemade Curry

Slow Cooker Curry Tips

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