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Indian Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Indian Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe, a delicious chicken curry that is super easy to make, yet aromatic and so comforting. This homemade version easily beats any take-away. A delicious family dinner that is ready in about 20 minutes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: leftover chicken recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 cups leftover roast chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander or parsley
  • 1/2 red chilli
  1. Peel and cut the onions, garlic cloves and ginger.
  2. Heat up the oil in a pan and fry the onions on a medium heat until golden.
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and ginger and stir for 10-15 seconds.

  4. Chop the tomatoes and add them to a pan. Mix well and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  5. Next, add the spices and fry for a few seconds to release their full flavour, then pour in the and water and leave to cook until the water has been absorbed and the sauce begins to thicken.

  6. Add the tomato purée, yogurt and check if it needs any salt or pepper.

  7. Add the cooked chicken, give it a good stir, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Garnish with fresh coriander or parsley.
  9. Remove from the heat and serve hot with basmati rice, naan or pitta bread.

Recipe Notes


  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
  • See the post for more tips on how to make the best leftover chicken tikka masala
Nutrition Facts
Indian Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 1244mg36%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 2295IU46%
Vitamin C 61.5mg75%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.