This Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe is so easy to make right at home. This is the Best Chicken Tikka Masala recipe ever! It tastes just like the restaurant.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil , divided
  • 750 g boneless skinless chicken thighs , cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/2 796 ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro + more for garnish
  • 6 garlic naan or plain naan


In large deep skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken in 2 batches, turning once, until golden on each side, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to plate; set aside.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and ginger, stirring, until onion is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Return reserved chicken to skillet; sprinkle garam masala, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne over top. Add broth, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan with wooden spoon. Add tomatoes and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Stir in yogurt, sugar and chopped cilantro (if sauce is too thick, stir in a bit of water). Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with naan.


Per serving: about:

Calories245, Total fat10 g, saturated fat1 g, Cholesterol125 mg, Sodium500 mg, Total carbohydrate11 g, Fibre3 g, Sugars6 g, Protein28 g, Iron4 mg

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