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(Easy) Chicken Tikka

(Easy) Chicken Tikka

(Easy) Chicken Tikka

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(easy) Chicken Tikka


Afraid to give Indian cuisine a try at home?  Don’t be!  With this easy to make chicken tikka recipe your family will think you ordered take-out.  We were able to substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream and couldn’t tell the difference.  If you don’t have a dairy allergy and don’t want to buy coconut milk, use the heavy cream and enjoy!

Feeds 2-3

What you’ll need:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts**
  • 30oz of tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (less if you don’t care for the extra kick)
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8oz coconut milk (or heavy cream)

** We buy the family pack of chicken breasts (usually 6 breasts per package), double the recipe and are able to freeze 2 meals worth for later.


Stove top:

  1. Cut the chicken into small, bite sized chunks.
  2. Mix all the remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  3. Marinade in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Heat over medium-high heat in a large skillet until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Serve over rice and enjoy!


  1. Cut the chicken into small, bite sized chunks and place in crock-pot.
  2. Mix all the remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is fully cooked
  4. Serve over rice.

To Freeze:

  1. Cut the chicken and mix the ingredients together.
  2. Combine the chicken and liquid into a labeled freezer bag.
  3. When ready to eat, thaw in refrigerator the night before
  4. Place the ingredients into the crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Serve over rice and enjoy!Chicken Tikka


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About Clayton

I graduated in 2012 from the University of Michigan Dental School, and in 2015 with my Master's in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. Our son was born in August 2016, and since then I've split my time between practicing at a community health center in Flint, MI and raising Caleb with my incredible wife!

2 comments on “(Easy) Chicken Tikka

  1. I just tried this dish and it was AMAZING!!! I have four children ages 10- 15 and they all finished their dinner tonight! As a parent, there isn’t anything I like more than to see my children eat healthy food… little did they know that I didn’t have to slave around the kitchen for this one. ?

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