Super-Quick Chicken Tikka Recipe

(153 ratings)

Super Quick Chicken Curry-woman and home
Super Quick Chicken Curry-woman and home
(Image credit: steve baxter)
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories243 Kcal12%
Fat7 g10%
Saturated Fat2 g10%


  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes until slightly softened. Season the chicken and add to the pan, turning occasionally to brown all over.

  2. Add the curry paste to the pan, and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 5 to 8 minutes. Stir through the yogurt and cook until the curry starts to bubble. Check the seasoning and serve with a dollop of yogurt on top and a good scattering of coriander.

  3. If you like, dish this curry up with a tomato, onion and coriander salad, and poppadoms. Add basmati rice, cooked with a cinnamon stick, if you need more of a filler.


  • 1tsp oil
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 free-range chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 2tbsp tikka curry paste (we used Patak's)
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3tbsp Greek yogurt, plus extra to serve
  • large handful chopped coriander leaves, to serve
Jane Curran

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