The BEST Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Published: 16 December 2016
  • Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favourite dishes, and this recipe is the bomb! Everything is made in the same pan, so the flavour of the meat transfers into the curry making for a meaty, rich, and creamy sauce that is to die for. This is one of those recipes that I guarantee you'll make again and again for years to come :)

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    Chicken Marinade

    1 cup, Plain Yogurt
    Juice of ½ Lemon
    3 cloves of Garlic, finely grated
    1 tbsp, Ginger, finely grated
    2 tsp, Garam Masala
    ½ tsp, Salt
    6, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into bite size pieces

    In a bowl, combine all ingredients and marinate for 1 hour.

    For the Sauce

    2 tbsp, Vegetable/Canola Oil
    2 tbsp, Butter
    2 medium Onions finely diced
    3 cloves of Garlic, finely grated
    1 tbsp Ginger, finely grated
    1/2 tsp, Turmeric Powder
    1 tsp, Ground Coriander
    1 tsp, Ground Cumin
    1 tsp, Garam Masala
    1 tsp, Ground Red Chili Powder
    2 cups, Strained Tomato Sauce
    1 cup, Heavy Cream
    Salt to Taste
    Fresh Coriander to garnish


    In a large pot, heat oil on Medium-High. When hot, add chicken pieces, ensuring not to crowd the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes a side, until browned. Set aside.

    *The Chicken doesn’t have to be cooked through at this stage

    In the same pan, add butter and Onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Add Ginger and Garlic, and sautee for 30-45 seconds. Then add Turmeric, Coriander Powder, Cumin, Garam Masala. Fry until fragrant (15-20 seconds).

    Add Tomato Sauce, Ground Red Chili and season with salt to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally until Tomato Sauce thickens, and takes on a deep reddish brown colour.

    Add Chicken and Heavy Cream, and cook for an additional 10 minutes until mixture is bubbling, glossy, and thick.

    Garnish with fresh Coriander and serve with hot Basmati Rice, and/or Naan/Rotis.
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Comments • 1 161

  • Nurul Musaadah
    Nurul Musaadah  1 days back

    So very yummy

    • Jwilsonb B
      Jwilsonb B  3 days back

      it has to be tomato puree not sauce

      • Wilfredo Gonzalez
        Wilfredo Gonzalez  3 days back

        I have one thing to say..Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!!!! Ok that was 3 things. ☺

        • Joseph Tom
          Joseph Tom  4 days back

          Too distracted by the flawless wave in your hair *two snaps in a circular motion*

          • Scholarly Reader
            Scholarly Reader  4 days back

            How could this woman called her self Indian ? clearly she does not have a curry chickpeas face. I like my Indian woman looking spicy and curry like, with a touch of ghee accent. She has none. In my book she is not indian

            • Lennis Chambers
              Lennis Chambers  5 days back

              Will this work with lamb ?

              • Janet Gagnon
                Janet Gagnon  6 days back

                What is Gee(?)

              • Helene rainey
                Helene rainey  1 weeks back

                Vijaya you are the best, the explanation is wonderful, I will let you know when I make it.

                • Fresh Haus
                  Fresh Haus  1 weeks back

                  I ruined it 😫 I put too much onion, tasted like Onion Tikka Masala.

                  • Melanie Nicolas
                    Melanie Nicolas  1 weeks back

                    What is the difference between this and butter chicken - seems the same.

                    • Sukhpal Sandhu
                      Sukhpal Sandhu  2 weeks back

                      wow, that looks really tasty, I really miss Indian food. Nice work!

                      • Vernon Rochester
                        Vernon Rochester  2 weeks back

                        Looks real good I definitely want to try this

                        • andrew kauffold
                          andrew kauffold  2 weeks back

                          Subscribed, liked, comment. Looks delicious!

                          • Quickdrawdr3w187
                            Quickdrawdr3w187  2 weeks back

                            Followed this and omg I'm subscribed

                            • Excello
                              Excello  2 weeks back


                              • Awkward Couple Gaming
                                Awkward Couple Gaming  2 weeks back

                                It's so good I wanted to cry! Thank you!

                              • HOAGIE
                                HOAGIE  3 weeks back

                                Thank you for this easy to follow video, you have a great personality for video's like this.

                                • Reem G
                                  Reem G  3 weeks back

                                  I just made it now omg this is so testy, thanks

                                  • Fredo Cuomo
                                    Fredo Cuomo  3 weeks back

                                    Indian Food is my new love!! Omg you’re so missing out if you’ve yet to try it!!

                                    • salazizzle
                                      salazizzle  3 weeks back

                                      This recipe is AMAZING! I made it for me and a friend and we ate every single bite! The only thing I would change (personally) is I would use UNSALTED butter to cook the onions instead of salted butter - there is plenty of salty flavor from the chicken and spices. I would also maybe halve the amount of onions, I was getting too much onion in each bite. Other than that, it was perfect!

                                      • MahoganyConsulting
                                        MahoganyConsulting  4 weeks back

                                        I love your videos!

                                        • Melissa WPU
                                          Melissa WPU  4 weeks back

                                          I love indian food. My husband hates it and wont go to restaurants with me so i decided im cooking it at hone lol.

                                          • Les Hopkins
                                            Les Hopkins  4 weeks back

                                            What is gee?

                                            • Pablo Apablaza
                                              Pablo Apablaza  4 weeks back

                                              Made it tonight with store bought garam masala. It was delicious l! Thank you!

                                              • Bruce Leeroy
                                                Bruce Leeroy  4 weeks back

                                                Can't wait to cook this! Can you do a video on pickled mango?

                                                • Mashad Shaikh
                                                  Mashad Shaikh  4 weeks back

                                                  How many tomatoes

                                                  • Sidra Ashraf
                                                    Sidra Ashraf  1 months back

                                                    Holy crap! This is by far the BEST chicken tikka masala ever! Thank you so much! Made it today and it turned out AMAZING! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                    • Dave Barrientos
                                                      Dave Barrientos  1 months back

                                                      Literally??? Those are not brown bites that's burnt spices and chicken yuck

                                                      • Umera Wa
                                                        Umera Wa  1 months back

                                                        Amazing recipe thank you ♡

                                                        • Ruben Hernandez
                                                          Ruben Hernandez  1 months back

                                                          This is by far the best recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala. Your methods are very easy to follow. Can't wait to try your other recipes.

                                                          • DJVEE NYC
                                                            DJVEE NYC  1 months back

                                                            What an awesome recipe. Good job!

                                                            • History ExploreBD
                                                              History ExploreBD  1 months back

                                                              Beef 💙

                                                              • SoundousX
                                                                SoundousX  1 months back

                                                                Thank you! I can’t cook for shit, but I made this for my moroccan family and they’re very traditional aka critical af, and they loveeeed it! Only thing was that I had to double the portions cuz it wasnt enough for them haha

                                                                • Nik Bhardwaj
                                                                  Nik Bhardwaj  1 months back

                                                                  Just made this yesterday and it was delicious. I put it into tacos with lime, cilantro, was waaay easier than I thought. I also just used store bought spices from the indian store. thank you

                                                                  • Нара Грагатовна Григорян

                                                                    I lake tikka masala🤪🤪🤪🤤🤤🤤🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊

                                                                    • ingrid R
                                                                      ingrid R  1 months back

                                                                      Looks so good but soooo high in calories. I can feel my thighs getting bigger as I watch this. Lol

                                                                      • Nathan Lee
                                                                        Nathan Lee  1 months back

                                                                        where do i know you from??

                                                                        • TuxNewsit!
                                                                          TuxNewsit!  1 months back


                                                                          • Jnn F
                                                                            Jnn F  1 months back

                                                                            I bought all the stuff. Can't Wait to make it. I have been obsessed with Indian food since I had Took a Masala from a place in Irving Tx called the Samosa Hut. I can't wait to make this

                                                                            • bobo yoyo
                                                                              bobo yoyo  1 months back

                                                                              911 hope u get this message asap my came out all slamming good and all but not as much I can tell u that!! But on da tag side!! On da bit on da dry side!! I mean is saucy but not as saucy like urs!! Can it be fixed!!

                                                                              • Mahbub Dawood
                                                                                Mahbub Dawood  1 months back

                                                                                For none vegiterians

                                                                                • NeoWeaponog
                                                                                  NeoWeaponog  1 months back

                                                                                  I just made this and it tastes better than a lot of restaurants I go to!!!!

                                                                                  • JASON MONTGOMERY
                                                                                    JASON MONTGOMERY  1 months back

                                                                                    What pan is she using?

                                                                                    • Oxi Clean
                                                                                      Oxi Clean  1 months back

                                                                                      She's beautiful

                                                                                      • SoPhia Alex
                                                                                        SoPhia Alex  2 months back

                                                                                        without coal flavour??

                                                                                        • Beatriz De Oliveira Anacleto

                                                                                          Strogonoff mano

                                                                                          • JD Pruitt
                                                                                            JD Pruitt  2 months back

                                                                                            This recipe was amazing, from my significant other and myself thank you SO MUCH!

                                                                                            • Sophia rocks
                                                                                              Sophia rocks  2 months back

                                                                                              *Britain has joined the chat*