Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

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Pssst. Come closer. I have a little secret to tell you. So, I…um, have never tried chicken tikka masala in my life.

Yeah, I can hear that silence and those questions running through your mind (why did she write up a recipe on chicken tikka masala if she has never eaten it before and why am I still on this page)?

Chicken Tikka Masala Ingredients-Blush Green

I will explain the first question for you shortly and the answer to your second question, maybe, you are still reading just out of pure curiosity.

Ahh, so what made me cook up some chicken tikka masala?…Well, it has to do with the fact that each time I would walk through the international aisle of a grocery store, my eye would catch the picture on the jar of the masala sauce and my mouth would just salivate at the sight of the chicken covered in the sauce.

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When I was in Aldi the other day, I walked past their masala sauce and as usual my taste buds just heightened and I could not stop imagining what chicken tikka masala must taste like, so I turned around and took a jar off the shelf.

Once I got home I decided to record myself preparing a dish I had never tried before (video down below) and I have to say that it turned out delicious.

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Note: I only looked up recipes and videos of people making chicken tikka masala only after I finished editing the video, so my recipe strays a bit away from the norm, but it is still a very easy chicken tikka masala recipe that anyone can follow.

Let me know if you have ever created your own recipe just based off a picture you found incredibly delicious. Also, send me a picture of your chicken tikka masala if you followed my recipe.

Happy Eats!

Chicken Masala Recipe Printable


  • 1 lb. of Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tsp. Of Salt
  • ½ Tbsp. of Onion Powder
  • ½ Tbsp. of Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp. Of ground ghost and black pepper mixture (optional, not for the faint of hearts)
  • 3-5 Tbsp. of Vegetable Oil
  • A Jar Of Tikka Masala Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Of Cayenne Pepper


  1. Cut the chicken thighs into cubes and place it in a pot or bowl.                                                                                           
  2. Sprinkle the salt on the chicken and mix it well into the chicken cubes.
  3. Add the onion powder, ginger powder, and the ground mixture of the ghost/black pepper.
  4. Mix the seasonings well into the chicken and then let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the vegetable oil into a frying pan and heat it up at medium high heat.
  6. Add the chicken cubes into the frying pan. Let the chicken brown lightly on each side.
  7. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Let the chicken steam for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Uncover the pan and add the tikka masala sauce on the chicken. Make sure to stir chicken into the sauce, so that they are evenly coated.
  9. Add the cayenne pepper and mix well into the chicken and sauce.
  10. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stirring occasionally in between.
  11. Turn off the stove and let the chicken tikka masala cool down.
  12. Serve with rice or naan bread.  

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