Cheat's chicken tikka masala
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Cheat's chicken tikka masala

Ready-to-cook chicken + tomato puree + microwaveable rice = weekday winner. You could also add a bag of baby spinach to up the veg content.

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Gluten freeHealthyHigh protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 1 tbsp Essential Sunflower Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Essential Onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ x 25g pack coriander, leaves and stalks separated
  • 1 tsp garam masala (heaped)
  • 300g pack tikka marinated chicken breast chunks
  • 3 tbsp Mutti Double Concentrate Tomato Puree
  • 250g pack pilau rice, to serve
  • 3 tbsp Essential Natural Yogurt (heaped)


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, and fry for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften. Finely chop the coriander stalks and add to the pan with the garam masala; fry for 1 minute more. Put the kettle on.

  2. Add the chicken breast chunks and fry, stirring regularly, for 8 minutes. Stir in the tomato puree then add 150ml just-boiled water. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes until piping hot. Meanwhile, heat the pilau rice according to pack instructions.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and stir the yogurt into the sauce. Serve with the rice and the coriander leaves scattered over.

Cook’s tip


Tomato puree

Use this to make rich pasta sauces, or simply slather on toast and top with poached eggs.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,026kJ/ 481kcals



Saturated Fat












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