Garam Masala Chicken

This Garam Masala Chicken recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

This Garam Masala Chicken recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

Tonight was one of those nights where I barely got dinner on the table at all. I called the husband while I was commuting home to hint at the idea of going out to dinner. He had a long day and just wanted to sit on the couch and relax, so I pulled myself together and made dinner.

I didn’t have anything planned for tonight so I had to get creative. Among the other strange things residing in my fridge and pantry, I scrounged up some chicken breast, tomato, onion, coconut milk, rice, and spices.

I buy onions in bulk and keep them in a big bowl on my counter. I find that they are a great way to bulk up dishes without adding a lot of calories. Plus, they’re cheap!

This Garam Masala Chicken recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

I had tomato leftover from making some grilled flatbread pizzas and just happened to have a chicken breast thawing in the fridge.

I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, and garam masala, then seared it quickly in some olive oil and chopped garlic.

I threw in some chopped tomato and sliced onion and let everything get steamy.

This Garam Masala Chicken recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

After the vegetables got some good color on them I added a can of light coconut milk (feel free to use full fat if you prefer), some curry powder, and more garam masala. I let it simmer for about fifteen minutes while my rice was cooking then adjusted salt and pepper to taste.

This Chicken Garam Masala recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

This Chicken Garam Masala recipe is quick, easy, low-fat, and delicious!

This Garam Masala Chicken curry recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.

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Garam Masala Chicken Recipe

Garam Masala Chicken Recipe

This Garam Masala Chicken recipe combines chicken, tomato and onion with coconut milk spiced with garam masala for a delicious dinner.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 665kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 oz. chicken breasts - I used one big one
  • One can light coconut milk
  • Half a large tomato - cut into large chunks
  • Half a large yellow onion - sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Curry Powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil - coconut oil works great if you have it!
  • Cilantro for garnish
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Instructions

  • Thinly slice the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and season with salt, pepper, and 1 Tbsp. garam masala.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Once hot, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and add chicken. Sear until brown on both sides.
  • Add tomatoes and onion and stir to coat in spices.
  • Add additional 2 Tbsp. garam masala and the curry powder. Stir and let the spices toast in the oil.
  • Add the can of coconut milk and stir until spices are incorporated into the liquid.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and let cook for about a minute.
  • Using the back of a wooden spoon, smash the cooked tomatoes to release their juices into the coconut milk.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and let cook for fifteen-twenty minutes or until thickened.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve over rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 107g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g

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Linda

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