Prepare this Easy Chicken Tikka Masala for lunch or dinner in no time and serve with fragrant basmati rice.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan set over medium heat; cook onion, ginger and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in paprika, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cayenne; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
Stir in tomato sauce and coconut milk; bring to boil. Stir in chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
Stir in peas; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice.
Substitute leftover cooked turkey for chicken if desired
When you’re in the mood for bold flavors with a bit of mild spice, go international with this Indian-inspired Easy Chicken Tikka Masala made with Basmati Rice. Nothing hits the spot like a creamy curry with just a touch of heat and this tasty recipe features a homemade masala sauce made with paprika, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne in tomato sauce and coconut milk and accompanied by fragrant basmati rice. This easy-to-make dish is as vibrant with its rich orange hue as it is flavorful. For other rice dishes that are flavored with an array of herbs and spices, try this Chicken Biryani with Jasmine Rice & Greek Yogurt or this Madras Curry Spanish Rice with Lentils.
Make this recipe even easier and quicker by using leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken from your local grocer. For a vegetarian option, substitute the chicken with tofu or chickpeas for an equally tasty dish.
There are endless types of curry throughout the world, but here are 5 of the most popular that are certainly worth trying:
Korma curry is spiced for flavor and not so much heat so this tasty curry is great for those who enjoy bold flavors but not too much. Flavored with cardamom and cinnamon and mixed with butter and cream, this curry is often combined with yogurt-marinated, slow-cooked meats.
Saag curry features a bit more heat than Korma and is characterized by mustard greens, spinach, and other leafy veggies.
Dhansak curry is a sweet and sour sauce that pairs well with chicken or lamb and features just a bit of heat for a medium burn level.
Jalfrezi curry is another mid-level heat sauce that is made with green chiles, tomato, onion, and coriander.
Vindaloo curry is of the fiery variety for those who love an incredibly spicy dish and is paired with pork, beef, mutton, chicken, or tofu.