Healthy & Light Chicken Tikka Masala

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I heard a few weeks ago that Chicken Tikka Masala topped the poll this year for Irelands favourite take out dish overtaking the legendary Spice bag (There’s a healthy spice bag recipe already available on the blog) and it’s been on my mind ever since to give it my light and healthy twist whilst keeping all the richness and depth of flavour which I think I have achieved here. Continue reading


Cheats Easy Peasy Quick & Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala & Basmati Rice

This is so easy I’m nearly embarrassed to call it a recipe! Ideal for days when you don’t want to slave over the stove & just want something quick, tasty, comforting & convenient. It makes a lovely creamy tikka masala sauce & using a full roasted chicken fillet per serving guarantees it is satisfying & filling too. Apologies for the delay in posting the recipe if you follow my blog on facebook or instagram, but I made this last night as a quick stop gap dinner & had no intention of blogging it until I seen how nice it turned out how gorgeous it tasted & I just had to share with you all, so better a late recipe than not posting one at all I say! I conjured this up just for me so this serves 1 person (you can double the recipe to serve 2) and it’s 10 propoints for the lot you can have it for 1pp on the filling & healthy plan provided it’s made with whole grain basmati rice instead. I hope you enjoy:
1 Medium Chicken Fillet

250ml/300ml Passata

15g (a level tbsp) Tikka Masala Curry Paste

Onion Diced (enough for 1 person about ¼ or ½)

Red Pepper Sliced (enough for 1 person about ¼ or ½)

¼ Tsp Cumin Seeds

A Pinch of Garam Masala

A Pinch of Tumeric

A Pinch Dried Cumin

A Tiny Pinch of Chilli Powder

1 Tbsp Fat Free Natural Yoghurt

Fresh Coriander Leave to Garnish

125g Cooked White Basmati Rice  I roasted the chicken fillet in the oven first, you can dice it & fry it until cooked through either whichever you prefer. I baked it on tinfoil in a preheated oven at 200c for 25 minutes or so. Meanwhile cook the rice according to packet instructions. Heat a medium saucepan & spray with oil. When hot add the cumin seeds & fry for a few minutes to release their flavour. Add the onion & red pepper and lightly fry until softened (about 8 to 10 minutes). Add in the Tikka Masala paste & stir for a few seconds coating the onion & pepper. Pour in the passata (about ½ a 500g carton add a bit more if needed) & add in all the dried spices (garam masala, turmeric, dried cumin, chilli powder) use as much as desired, I used a small pinch of each just to enhance the flavour of the curry paste. Simmer over a medium low heat until the passata thickens into a sauce like consistency (15 to 20 minutes). Remove the sauce from the heat & chop your roasted chicken into fairly large chunks & stir through the sauce. Add the yogurt & stir it through well. Serve over the hot basmati rice garnished with some of the fresh coriander leaves & enjoy!