Easy chicken tikka masala thighs

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Easy chicken tikka masala thighs are a great way to get all those glorious curry flavors without all the fuss. Serve with Naan and raita for an easy feast.

 

Easy chicken tikka masala thighsSo you know by now that I love a cooking shortcut. Especially on weeknights when no-one has time to spend hours in the kitchen. And this easy chicken tikka masala thighs recipe is right up my alley. Not only does it use chicken thighs, which I LOVE, the easy tikka masala paste you slather them in results in the most delicious, finger-licking chicken.

Easy chicken tikka masala thighs

It’s the kind of recipe I prep  in the morning while I have a second and the marinade gets to work its magic throughout the day and then around 45 mins before dinner time I just pop the chicken thighs into a hot oven and serve the juicy, aromatic chicken with pillowy naan bread, some cucumber raita and a quick chopped salad. It’s SUCH a good dinner and guarantees empty plates every time. Plus, the leftover chicken is pretty awesome the next day too!

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Easy chicken tikka masala thighs

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Easy chicken tikka masala thighs
Easy chicken tikka masala thighs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Easy chicken tikka masala thighs are a great way to get all those glorious curry flavors without all the fuss. Serve with Naan and raita for an easy feast.

Servings: 4
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 chicken thighs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.

  2. Combine all the ingredients (except for the chicken) in a blender and mix until smooth. 

  3. Cut a few slices into each chicken thigh then place on a wire rack over an oven-proof dish. 

  4. Place the chicken thighs on the wire rack then pour over the curry paste/sauce. Push the sauce into the slices then place into the oven. 

  5. Allow to bake for 25 mins then turn on the grill/broiler and allow the top of the chicken to caramelise. 

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 mins before serving. 

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  • Belinda
    Reply

    Made these thighs over the weekend for lunch with friends and they were a hit. The chicken was so tender and we served it with Naan and yoghurt sauce like you suggested and it was perfect. Such a great meal.

  • Sam
    Reply

    I made this recipe for dinner last night and was pleasantly surprised. The spices added so much flavor and the chicken was succulent. Great recipe.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m so happy to hear that Sam. It’s a family favourite!

  • Frannie
    Reply

    This looks like such a winner.

  • Reply

    I love chicken thigh dinners Alida. And I know this one is packed with flavor!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      It is! So delicious. 🙂 Thanks Mary Ann!

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