A chicken tikka masala so delicious that you wouldn’t even know it’s healthy!
Chicken tikka masala is one of my all time favourite meals- I know it’s not a proper curry, but there’s a reason that it’s become one of Britain’s best loved dishes! One of my healthy eating aims has been to find a way to make a really tasty chicken tikka masala that is also completely guilt-free. I’ve done this version in the slow-cooker before which I was really pleased with, but I think this one’s my best yet!
It was suggested to me a while ago on my Facebook page that I try using coconut yoghurt instead of coconut milk to keep this low fat, and I was more pleased than I would have expected with the results! I used a low-fat one rather than fat free as I wanted to have some creaminess (the specific one I used was the Tesco low-fat one which if you are following Slimming World is 9 syns for a large 450g tub).
I also did something that I have wanted to try for ages, and I barbecued the chicken before adding it to the sauce! I know this sounds a bit of a hassle, but actually I recently bought this mini retro barbecue from Waitrose (it was half price for £20) which is so lovely to use, and I really enjoyed doing it! (It was Saturday night dinner so I didn’t mind faffing around a bit!). Equally, if you are having a bbq anyway, you could always plan to just get the chicken cooked so it’s ready to add to the sauce whenever you need it. You would just need to make sure that if you aren’t cooking it immediately in the sauce from the barbecue that you cook it all the way through on the bbq (no pink in the middle), then you can just keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
This does involve pre-marinading the chicken, but I promise you it’s worth it!
I’m sure this would still be lovely with just grilled chicken (I cook on an old Aga that doesn’t work properly so unfortunately I don’t have that option!), but I do think that the barbecue flavour really made this extra delicious!