Publix Aprons Meal: Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice


Total Time – 25 minutes (Makes 4 Servings)

Complete your meal with hummus, gluten-free naan bread, and yogurt fruit parfaits for dessert.

Chicken Tikka Masala is a dish of roasted chunks (tikka) of chicken in curry sauce that is creamy with flavorful spices.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 lb steak-topper vegetables (fresh presliced mushrooms, onions, bell peppers)
  • 1 (28-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup presliced green onions


1. Preheat 4-quart saucepan on medium-high. Place 1 tablespoon oil in pan, then add rice; cook and stir 1 minute. Add water and salt;

bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover; simmer 18–20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

2. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. (Cut tenders into halves or thirds, if desired. Wash hands.) Place

remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan, then add chicken; cook 2–3 minutes, turning occasionally, or until browned. Remove chicken from

pan. Add vegetables to same pan; cook and stir 5 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in tomatoes, cream cheese, coriander, curry powder, and red pepper, then add chicken and cover;

simmer 5–6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is 165°F. Chop cilantro.

4. Stir cilantro and green onions into chicken. Fluff rice with a fork. Serve rice with chicken.


(per 1/4 recipe) 470kcal; FAT 15g; SAT FAT 4g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 80mg; SODIUM 710mg; CARB 54g; FIBER 6g;

SUGARS 8g; PROTEIN 30g; VIT A 35%; VIT C 190%; CALC 15%; IRON 10%


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