Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Today’s recipe is Chicken Tikka Masala. It was a long day at work today, and I didn’t get home until around 6:30pm. Who wants to spend an hour or more slaving away in the kitchen cooking dinner after a long day? I sure don’t. This recipe took me about 30 minutes to make. Let’s get to it!

You will need:

  • 1 pound of chicken (I used Aldi thin-sliced chicken breasts)
  • 3 bell peppers (Any color would work, I used red, orange, and yellow because they were 10 for $10 at Meijer!)
  • Tikka Masala Sauce (Aldi brand in a jar is low in fat, sugar, and sodium)
  • 1 1/3 cups dry brown rice 


  1. Get the brown rice going first, as it will take the longest to cook. Cook according to package instructions.
  2. Chop up the bell peppers into bite-sized pieces.
Chopped Bell Peppers

3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to a medium pan. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add to pan. 

Chicken Breast in Pan

4. Cook chicken until no longer pink. If you have a meat thermometer, make sure the temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Cooked Chicken in Pan

5. Add chopped bell peppers to pan with chicken and cook until tender. Tip: veggies will cook faster if you cover with a lid.

Chicken and Bell Peppers in Pan

6. Add Tikka Masala sauce and simmer for a few minutes until heated through. Serve 1/4 of the pan over 2/3 cup brown rice and enjoy! If you prefer, you could serve with a piece of naan bread instead of rice for a similar amount of carbs.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 344 calories, 8.5 grams fat, 45 grams carbohydrate, 29 grams protein, 320mg sodium 


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