Chicken Tikka Masala

45 mins (prep 45)
27 ingredients
makes 4 servings
If there's one dish guaranteed to be on every Indian restaurant menu, it's chicken tikka masala, which is composed of grilled chunks of chicken enveloped in a creamy spiced tomato sauce. What's behind this simple dish's tremendous popularity? "Tomato sauce has universal appeal. When the dish is eaten with naan bread, it's like an Indian version of pizza!" exclaims cookbook author and cooking teacher Julie Sahni, one of the most respected authorities on Indian cooking. With Sahni's recipe you're only 45 minutes away from an outstanding chicken tikka masala that is fresher, healthier, cheaper, and tastier than anything you can order. And by preparing it at home, you get the added bonus of a kitchen suffused with intoxicating aromas. If you prefer a spicier version of chicken tikka masala, Sahni recommends swapping out some or all of the paprika for cayenne. For more of Sahni's kitchen wisdom, see Takeout at Home: Chicken Tikka Masala .

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Serving Size (61.25 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 69.06 Calories from Fat 67.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.55g 46.47%
Saturated Fat 1.09g 21.78%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 729.17mg 121.53%
Total Carbohydrate 0.76g 1.02%
Dietary Fiber 0.37 g 5.91%
Sugars 0.17 g %
Protein 0.16g 1.26%
Vitamin A 518.59IU% Vitamin C 1.13mg%
Calcium 4.24mg% Iron 0.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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