Indian Spiced Chicken

Change up your weeknight dinner and make this hint of spice and creamy chicken meal.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20min

Cook Time: 45min

Marinating Time: 10min

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) garam masala
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
Spiced Toronto Cream Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) each garam masala and ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground turmeric and ground coriander
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped green beans
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro


Step One:

Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).

Step Two:

In an ovenproof baking dish, whisk together yogurt, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, and salt. Add chicken and stir to coat well. Let stand for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step Three:

Bake chicken, uncovered for about 15 minutes or until yogurt is golden.

Step Four - Spiced Tomato Cream Sauce:

Meanwhile, in a large shallow saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion for about 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Stir in garam masala, cumin, turmeric, and coriander for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, salt, and cayenne, if using. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sauce is thickened slightly.

Step Five - Spiced Tomato Cream Sauce:

Add cream and beans to the sauce along with chicken and all the juices from the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and beans are tender. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve.

Nutritional info per serving (1/6th recipe):
370 calories, 25 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 25 g fat, 2 g fibre, 1080 mg sodium, 171 mg calcium.


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