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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

 
One serving costs about $2.19

$2.19 per serving

54 people like this recipe

54 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

Easy Chicken Tikka Masalan is a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains about 38g of protein, 20g of fat, and a total of 371 calories. For $2.19 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A few people made this recipe, and 54 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. A mixture of paprika, cumin, cayenne, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. This recipe is typical of Indian cuisine. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 83%, this dish is outstanding. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Easy Chicken Tikka Masala, Easy Chicken Tikka Masala, and Chicken Tikka Masala – Easy.

Indian can be paired with Gruener Veltliner, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. The best wine for Indian food will depending on the dish, of course, but these picks can be served chilled and have some sweetness to complement the spiciness and complex flavors of a wide variety of traditional dishes. One wine you could try is Vocal Vineyards Alfaro Vineyard Gruner Veltliner. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 33 dollars.

Vocal Vineyards Alfaro Vineyard Gruner Veltliner



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Ingredients

Servings:
3
3  chicken breasts
chicken breasts
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps grape seed oil
grape seed oil
1 large
1 large onion
onion
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp garam masala
garam masala
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp coriander
coriander
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps turmeric
turmeric
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps cardamon
cardamon
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
2 tsps
2 tsps fresh ginger
fresh ginger
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cayenne
cayenne
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp paprika
paprika
1 tsp
1 tsp tomato paste
tomato paste
1
1  tomato
tomato
0.5 cups
0.5 cups water
water
0.5 cups
0.5 cups plain yogurt
plain yogurt
some
some fresh coriander
fresh coriander
some
some salt
salt
3  chicken breasts
3
chicken breasts
4 Tbsps grape seed oil
4 Tbsps
grape seed oil
1 large onion
1 large
onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp
coriander
0.25 tsps turmeric
0.25 tsps
turmeric
0.13 tsps cardamon
0.13 tsps
cardamon
0.25 tsps cinnamon
0.25 tsps
cinnamon
2 tsps fresh ginger
2 tsps
fresh ginger
0.5 tsps cayenne
0.5 tsps
cayenne
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp
paprika
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp
tomato paste
1  tomato
1
tomato
0.5 cups water
0.5 cups
water
0.5 cups plain yogurt
0.5 cups
plain yogurt
some fresh coriander
some
fresh coriander
some salt
some
salt

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

In a small bowl mix all the spices including the ginger. Set aside. In a large saucepan, heat the oil . Add the onions and cook until golden brown. Add the garlic and continue to cook for a minute. Stir in the spices and allow the flavours to infuse. Stir in the tomato paste. Add the chopped tomato and pour in the water. Simmer and season with salt to taste. Add the chicken pieces stirring well to coat the meat with the sauce. Continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened, about 12 minutes. Stir in the yogurt and continue to simmer 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro Serve with bismati rice.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.21
Ingredient
3 chicken breasts
4 tablespoons grape seed oil
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoons turmeric
⅛ teaspoons cardamon
¼ teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons fresh ginger
½ teaspoons cayenne
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 tomato
½ cups plain yogurt
Price
$6.01
$0.36
$0.33
$0.13
$0.26
$0.13
$0.03
$0.06
$0.02
$0.02
$0.11
$0.35
$0.02
$0.46
$0.54
$8.85

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
371 Calories
38g Protein
20g Total Fat
8g Carbs
26% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
371
19%

Fat
20g
31%

  Saturated Fat
3g
19%

Carbohydrates
8g
3%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
112mg
37%

Sodium
278mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
38g
77%

Vitamin B3
18mg
91%

Selenium
55µg
79%

Vitamin B6
1mg
71%

Phosphorus
416mg
42%

Vitamin E
5mg
35%

Vitamin A
1336IU
27%

Vitamin B5
2mg
27%

Potassium
887mg
25%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.26mg
15%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Manganese
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Iron
1mg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Vitamin B12
0.45µg
8%

Calcium
72mg
7%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Folate
22µg
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.2µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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