Masala Chicken Recipe

masala chicken recipe
masala chicken recipe
masala chicken recipe

Hi, my name is Elena and I am a Chef Master. I have been passionate about cooking for as long as I can remember. I love experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Today, I want to share with you my favorite recipe for Masala Chicken. It's a dish that is packed with flavor and is perfect for any occasion. Whether you want to impress your guests or simply indulge in a delicious meal, this recipe is a must-try.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Main Course
  • Recipe Cuisine: Indian
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5


  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until golden brown.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for another minute.
  3. Add garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder. Mix well.
  4. Add tomato puree and cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
  5. Add chicken and salt. Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Add heavy cream and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or naan.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 240
Protein 26g
Fat 12g
Carbohydrates 6g
Fiber 1g
Sodium 360mg


  • Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?
  • A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs if you prefer. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it when you're ready to serve.
  • Q: Can I freeze this recipe?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze this recipe. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container.


1. Make sure to marinate the chicken in the spices for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor.

2. You can adjust the amount of red chili powder to your liking. If you want it spicier, add more. If you want it milder, add less.

3. If you don't have tomato puree, you can use canned tomatoes instead. Just blend them until smooth.

Enjoy this delicious Masala Chicken recipe with your loved ones!

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