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Sophie Michell cooks chicken tikka masala with Tefal Actifry

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Chicken Tikka Masala is an Anglo-Indian invention and is one of the U.K’s favourite dishes. We all know that ordering takeaway food can be very bad for your waistline and pocket, so with this recipe you can really have a authentic, quick version at home, with much less calories.
  Skinless chicken breasts 4 , chopped into 3-4cm pieces.
  Tikka masala paste 2 Tablespoon
  Yoghurt 2 Tablespoon (Live)
For sauce
  Tikka masala paste 1 Tablespoon (Either Make Your Own, See Below, Or Use Shop Bought)
  Cardamom pods 2
  Fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Onion 1 , finely sliced
  Stock 200 Milliliter
  Tomato passata 200 Milliliter
  2% fat greek yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon
For tikka masala spice mix
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 2 Teaspoon (Depending On How Spicy You Like It)
  Smoked paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander 2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon


Firstly mix all the chicken pieces, yogurt and spices together and marinate for 1 hour.

Peel and cut the onion in half, slice and add to the ActiFry. Finely chop the garlic and ginger and also add to the ActiFry along with the spice mix, cardomom pods and oil. Set the timer for 30 minutes.

Cook for 5 minutes, stir well with a spatula and then add the chicken pieces, stock, passata and seasoning. Stir again to evenly distribute and continue cooking.

When the time is up, add the chopped coriander and the Greek yoghurt, stir well, check seasoning and serve. You can’t add the Greek yoghurt earlier, as it is low fat and will split if left on the heat too long. Serve with pilau rice and chutney.

*A quick tip for the rice is to cook it with a cinnamon stick and bay leaf, then add a pinch of Saffron towards the end, then stir well.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 299 Calories from Fat 46

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.8%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g7.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 102.2 mg34.1%

Sodium 405.4 mg16.9%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.3%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 45 g89.6%

Vitamin A 31.1% Vitamin C 24.2%

Calcium 12.4% Iron 22.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Sophie Michell Cooks Chicken Tikka Masala With Tefal Actifry Recipe