This DiabetesIQ content is fact-checked and expert-reviewed to ensure strict editorial guidelines. Our content is evidence-based and provides objective analysis while maintaining the highest editorial standards in accordance with our integrity policy.
Chicken tikka masala is a very popular classic Indian restaurant dish. So many people love it, but what’s great about it, you don’t always need to go to a restaurant to enjoy it, as you can easily cook it at home, while keeping it diabetes-friendly. Try this recipe and let the delicious aroma fill your home!
Skinless chicken breasts (cut into small chunks good for skewers) – 1.5 lb.
Step 1 Put the pieces of chicken in a bowl for marinating. Mix it with the lemon juice and salt and refrigerate for half an hour. Step 2 Finely chop and mix garlic and ginger in a blender. Step 3 Combine and mix the garlic and ginger mixture, yoghurt and spices (cayenne pepper, paprika, coriander, and cumin) , then add this mixture to the chicken. Stir well until the chicken pieces are coated completely, then put in a fridge to marinate overnight or at least for 6 hours. Step 4 String the pieces of chicken on skewers and balance the skewers over a baking dish with tall sides. Step 5 Preheat the broiler on high. Position the baking dish with chicken on skewers approximately 5” from the heat. Broil for about 5 minutes per side, turning when needed for about 10 minutes total or until chicken is cooked through. Step 6 In the next few steps we’ll be making the Tikka Masala sauce. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Put the onions in the frying pan and fry until golden brown. Step 7 Add the ginger and garlic and fry while stirring for a minute. Step 8 Add the paprika, turmeric, chili powder, and ground coriander to the onion. Stir for 10 seconds, then add 1 tbsp. of yogurt. Cook while stirring for about 2 more minutes, add the remaining yogurt in this way, one tablespoon at a time. Step 9 Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the crushed tomatoes and cook on a medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring the content of the frying pan to a simmer. Further reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the sauce thickens. It may take about 15 minutes. Step 10 Stir in the Garam Masala, then mix the sauce with ready chicken. Garnish with cilantro leaves, serve and enjoy!
Do you have any questions about your diabetes condition or general questions about diabetes? You can now post those questions in DiabetesIQ Forum and have our diabetes experts answer your questions for FREE! Yes, there is absolutely no catch! - Registration only takes a few seconds and it's FREE. No credit card needed. You can ask any number of diabetes questions, all for FREE! Register today and join the conversation!