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Try our easy chicken tikka masala curry recipe that comes in at under £1 a head for four people. It's great for beginners and can cooked slowly too by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums #easychickentikka #chickentikkamasala

Chicken tikka masala curry

This is how to make the best Chicken Tikka Masala recipe

If you are looking for an easy chicken tikka masala recipe then this post is for you. It’s great for beginners who want to cook a fakeaway for a Friday night or even on a weekday.

This chicken masala recipe comes in at under £1 a head for four people and can be bulked up if needed with rice or any kind of vegetables.

 

 

If you are looking for more £1 meal ideas then have a look at:

The Ultimate £1 Per Head Budget Meal Planning List – This is our full list of £1 a head family meals. Everything is included from breakfast right through to dessert.

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Just like this recipe, we have so many meal ideas that are cheap and easy to cook. Our 101 Aldi Recipes That Will Give You Dinner Ideas For Tonight will also help you fill up your weekly meal plan.

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How to make the Chicken Tikka Masala sauce

All of this curry is made from scratch including the sauce. It’s a great beginner recipe if you’re unsure how to cook everything from scratch.

The spices are made up of Paprika, Cumin, Coriander, Chilli, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cloves and Cardamom.

The sauce which is for the marinated chicken is made up of onions, garlic and ginger.

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If you do like your food a bit spicy then why not try the mix from Spicentice.

They send out packets of spices with easy to follow instructions so you can make a meal from scratch.

They are great to use if you are new to cooking from scratch or if you are looking to get your family eating new budget-friendly meals and have no clue where to start.

We tried them at the start of this year and loved them. We got stuck in a food rut and they helped by giving us ideas while keeping our food budget really low.

 

We made the below meals using Spicentice. Try them for yourself here:

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This chicken tikka recipe is great if you are on Slimming World too. The chicken can be grilled first or fried using low-cal spray.

If you are looking for more Slimming World recipes then have a look at our posts here:

71 Budget Vegan Slimming World Recipes for the Whole Family

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What goes with chicken tikka masala?

You can have loads of side dishes with chicken tikka masala that include:

Cauliflower rice

Wholemeal rice

Homemade naan bread

Salad

Basmati rice

Chips

 

Chicken Tikka Masala Shopping List

Chicken breasts, lemon, tinned tomatoes and spices

This comes in at under £1 a head for four people. It can be a little spicy so you can tone it down with some extra tomato puree.

This is an easy recipe for the whole family to cook together. It’s delicious and only takes about ten minutes to prep and about thirty to forty minutes to cook.

4 chicken breasts £1.40

2 onion 16p

2 garlic cloves 6p

1 small piece of ginger 15p

200ml tinned tomatoes 28p

100ml single cream 60p

1 tsp lemon juice 5p

4 tbsp low cal spray 20p

1 tsp salt 3p

180g Rice 24p

Total: £3.17 (Correct at time of publishing)

 

Chicken Tikka Masala Instructions

Onions, garlic and ginger

Start by peeling and chopping the onion, garlic and ginger. You can whizz them in a blender if you’d prefer.

 

Marinated chicken

Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces. You can use fresh or frozen chicken but make sure that it’s been defrosted first.

 

Garlic with the marinated chicken

Add all the ingredients together and leave for about 30 minutes.

 

Baked chicken

Put the chicken on a baking tray grill for about 5 minutes in till the edges are a bit charred.

 

Onions and garlic

Fry the onion and add the rest of the ginger and garlic.

 

Onions, garlic and tomatoes tinned

Add the tomatoes with any spices you may want.

 

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Chicken tikka masala curry with spices

Add the chicken breasts and shimmer with the lid on for about ten minutes.

 

Chicken tikka masala curry with cream

Stir in 100ml of the fresh cream and 50ml of warm water to make the sauce thick.

 

Chicken tikka masala curry with fork

Season the curry as go and serve!

 

Laura x

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Chicken Tikka Masala Curry For Under £4 a Head

Chicken tikka masala curry

If you are looking for an easy chicken tikka masala recipe then this post is for you. It's great for beginners who want to cook a fakeaway for a Friday night or even on a weekday.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 200ml tinned tomatoes
  • 100ml single cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp low cal spray
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 180g Rice

Instructions

  1. Start by peeling and chopping the onion, garlic and ginger.
    You can whizz them in a blender if you'd prefer.
  2. Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces. You can use fresh or
    frozen chicken but make sure that it's been defrosted first.
  3. Add all the ingredients together and leave for about 30
    minutes.
  4. Put the chicken on a baking tray grill for about 5 minutes
    in till the edges are a bit charred.
  5. Fry the onion and add the rest of the ginger and garlic.
  6. Add the tomatoes with any spices you may want.
  7. Add the chicken breasts and shimmer with the lid on for
    about ten minutes.
  8. Stir in 100ml of the fresh cream and 50ml of
    warm water to make the sauce thick.
  9. Season the curry as go and serve!







Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 374Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 131mgSodium 738mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 40g

Please check that this information is correct before you consume.

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