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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Lbs Chicken Breast cubed
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 3 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 C Coconut Milk
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • C Fresh Cilantro for garnish
  • Naan Bread for serving


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 tbsp of the coconut oil, followed by the cubed chicken. Brown the chicken thoroughly on each side, then transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the last tbsp of coconut oil and melt, then add the onion and saute until softened, around 3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and spices, stir into the onion thoroughly, then add the tomato sauce, cook for 2 minutes, then add the chicken and coconut milk, stir everything together, reduce heat to medium low, and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with a steaming side of Basmati rice, and garnish with fresh cilantro and a side of naan bread.