Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala

Terri Matavovsky: "Tasted great! But likely not 100% like restaurant…" Read More


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (or you could use butter)
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 ounces fat free yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro (or to taste)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium18% DV430mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs5% DV14g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories170Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat1g5%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate14g5%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Terri Matavovsky 2 months ago
    Tasted great! But likely not 100% like restaurant flavor because it is lightened up. Next time I might use butter instead of oil
    Jennie Iredale 3 months ago
    This is so easy and a great recipe! Will defo do again.
    Pieter Bourges 5 months ago
    Awesome. Made it as stated, my family loved it.
    Favaro 5 months ago
    wow, will do it again
    Anil Nair 5 months ago
    Turned out well, added more spice, used low fat milk and Greek yoghurt as substitutes and it turned out very great. It was awesome. Quickly done too, thanks!
    beth 7 months ago
    Really tasty but I heavily increased the amount of spices or it would have been a bit bland. Used fat free half and half in place of milk and chicken thighs instead of breasts. Easy meal.
    Alan Watts 8 months ago
    it was good but surprisingly bland for a dish with so many spices. im not sure what it is missing but it needs it.
    Melody 10 months ago
    I wasn’t the biggest fan. I added more chicken because there was way more sauce than anything else. I had to add a ton of extra spices to make it taste decent. Just not for me.
    Mark a year ago
    Great. Had to turn the heat higher on the last simmer step to cook the chicken through.
    Nikki Lowery a year ago
    Delicious! Added a little more of the spices for more flavor but it was fast, yummy, and easy to make.
    Kyle S. a year ago
    Great. Tasted really good.
    Katie Hughes a year ago
    good sauce! i would probably add another chicken breast or two next time as there's lots of sauce but not much chicken left over.
    Dalia a year ago
    It was excellent! I put a little less Chili powder than what the recipe called for and it was still very spicy.
    Paulana H. a year ago
    I pressure cooked my recipe and used thighs instead, still tasted great!!
    Bashirah G. a year ago
    fantastic it was very deliciius
    Clare Kempnich a year ago
    Would definitely make again, delicious!
    Liz a year ago
    My husband are it! Easy to make and very different from our usual. Served with cucumber salad and cantaloupe
    Mario B. a year ago
    delicious and easy to prepare. i recommend first browing the chicken in the oil and setting aside to re-add at the step the recipe describes.
    Jennifer Morgan a year ago
    Great flavor while keeping the fat low. I added some toasted slivered almonds for a nice crumch
    Alexander Neu a year ago
    Overall I really enjoyed the recipe and it turned out great! I am not a huge fan of Onion so i used about half instead of a full and it gave it a very nice flavor.
    Sam M. a year ago
    Great skinny alternative.
    Katie Vogt a year ago
    Would definitely make again. I added a bit more salt and chili powder to give a little more flavor.
    Zed a year ago
    Enhanced it further by marinating the chicken in the yogurt n spices as well.
    Dawn 2 years ago
    Needed a bit more chili powder for my liking. Taste grew better with each bite.
    Cece 2 years ago
    A pleasant surprise!!! Accustomed to making Chicken Masala with the traditional heavy cream but wanting a healthier version for my family.....It was full of flavor and delicious!!
    Pena 2 years ago
    Very tasty! Added slightly more tomatoes than it calls for. My husband loved it and I thought it was just as some good as some tikka I've had in restaurants.
    Michelle B. 3 years ago
    I guess I expected it to taste more like Tikka Masala. It was far too bland for my family. We ended up having to put a lot of hot sauce on it to increase the flavour.
    Amanda Harvey 3 years ago
    Tasted delicious, but I had to blend the sauce before I added the chicken because the sauce broke. My family loved it. I put it over coconut rice. Next time I need to make or buy naan since there was extra sauce.
    Desiree M. 3 years ago
    What isn't good that Gina makes? Gina from Skinnytaste has some of the best tasting food around. This tikka masala was no exception. I've never really tried much Indian food and when I did I wasn't a fancy of it. A friend gave me a bite of his homemade tikka masala and it was pretty good. I thought I'd give one of Gina's a shot. This was amazing. I ate it all up and almost finished the whole pot. It had an amazing flavor. I ate it with naan bread instead and fell in love. Thanks again Gina for another amazing meal!
    Cathy S. 3 years ago
    Delicious! Will certainly make this again. Followed the recipe, no substitutes. Recipe was easy to follow and although was not a quick recipe it did not take a lot of prepreparation.