Saturday, 7 March 2015

Chicken tikka masala (slimming world friendly)

I'm really impressed by the new Slimming World ready meals and especially loved the Chicken tikka masala so thought would give it a go using the recipe on the back of the box.

It tasted really good and the family loved it. It does use a lot of different spices but I have loads in my store cupboard anyway but might be expensive if you had to buy them all from scratch but you only use small amounts so if you like it then its worth investing in them. It might be worth making if you found the frozen meal either too spicy or not spicy enough as you can adjust the heat to how you like it.

The recipe is easy to make so give it a try.



Chicken tikka masala


low cal spray oil
2 onions (finely chopped)
1 red pepper (deseeded and finely chopped)
2 tsp grated root ginger (I use frozen)
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp hot chili powder
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
3 tsp tandoori masala spice mix
1/2 tsp turmeric
150g passata
1 tbsp tomato puree
700g chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
100g fat free natural yogurt
salt and pepper
fresh coriander (to serve)


Spray a large frying pan or wok with spray oil and add the onions and red pepper and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes until they are soft (add a little water if the are sticking)

Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute or two.  Add the spices , passata, tomato puree and 500ml boiling water. Bring to the boil over a high heat then turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the chicken and simmer for 10-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through then take the pan off the heat and stir in the yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper then scatter over the fresh coriander and serve.

Serve 4 and is syn free 






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