Easy chicken tikka masala thighs

Easy chicken tikka masala thighs

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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


  • 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


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  • Combine all the ingredients (except for the chicken) in a blender and mix until smooth. 
  • Cut a few slices into each chicken thigh then place on a wire rack over an oven-proof dish. 
  • 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. 
  • Allow to bake for 25 mins then turn on the grill/broiler and allow the top of the chicken to caramelise. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 mins before serving.