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Bariatric Chicken-Tikka-Marsala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Creamy and tangy chicken stew cooked on a stove top. This recipe comes with homemade garam masala recipe, but you can get a store-bought version at spices section or Indian/specialty store.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Yields: 6 Servings


1 lb. of boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tbsp. of minced ginger 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp. of kosher salt ½ tsp. of ground black pepper 2 tsp. of olive oil 2 tsp. of smoked paprika 3 tbsp. of tomato paste 1 tbsp. of garam masala (to make homemade garam masala, check recipe below) ½ cup of nonfat milk or 2 tbsp. thick unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup of nonfat yogurt 1 cup of water --Garam Masala 2 tsp. of ground cumin 1 tsp. of ground coriander 1 tsp. of ground cardamom 1 tsp. of ground black pepper ½ tsp. of ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. of ground cloves ¼ tsp. of ground nutmeg ** To make garam masala, combine all ingredients listed above in an airtight container. Mix well and store in a cool, dry place.


In a large saucepan, over medium heat, sauté onion and chicken chunks with olive oil for 5 minutes. Sprinkle minced garlic, ginger, and tomato paste into the chicken mixture. Mix well. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in salt, pepper, paprika, garam masala, yogurt, milk, and water. Bring to boil. Stir occasionally. Lower the heat, cover with a lid, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is thickened. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.
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*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.