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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Tikka Masala with naan bread

A British classic, full of taste, that can easily be made on a week night
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British, Indian
Keyword: british cuisine, chicken, chicken tikka masala, chili, curry, indian cuisine, spicy
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Sune Trudslev


The marinade

  • 60 g yogurt, plain
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of one lime

The dish

  • 1 onion large
  • 1 piece ginger thumbsized
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 400 g chicken thigh meat skinless, boneless
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 150 g patak's tikka masala paste
  • dl water


  • 60 g yogurt, plain
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ground cumin



Marinate the meat

  • Cut the chicken meat in bite sized pieces.
  • Mix the marinade of yogurt, crushed garlic, oil and the juice of one lime.
  • Put the chicken in a zip-lock bag and add the marinade. Massage it well until the marinade has been distributed well.
  • Let it rest in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes, but over night is better.

Make the dish

  • Fry chopped onion, finely chopped ginher and crushed garlic until soft.
  • Add the meat and the marinade and brown the meat.
  • Add tikka masala paste, a can of tomatoes and 1.5 dl of water and mix well.
  • Let the dish dimmer 15 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered to thicken the sauce.

Get the dish together

  • Make a raita of yogurt, ground cumin and lemon juice. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  •  Warm the naan bread in a 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 oven.
  • Serve with finely sliced chilies, raita and warm naan bread.


  • If you are busy, you can drop the marinade. It's still a great dish.
  • Many people put cream in the sauce. I'm not a huge fan of that, but if that's your thing, by all means, go nuts.
  • I'd recommend serving the dish with a serving of delicious fluffy basmati rice.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 808mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g