Chicken Masala

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breast halves without skin
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala seasoning, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup cream of chicken soup, condensed
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Cooked white rice, to serve
Directions

Place chicken breasts and flour in zip-top bag. Shake until chicken is coated with flour. Remove from bag, shaking off excess flour and set aside.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until soft. Add the garam masala, tomatoes, soup, coconut milk, and salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and return the chicken breasts to the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the frozen peas. Return to a simmer and cook for an addition 10 minutes.

Serve hot with white rice.

Cook's Note: Garam masala is a traditional Indian blend of spices and is available in the spice section of the grocery store.


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Added two more chicken breast, substituted whole can of cream of celery soup as I didn't have chicken, added whole can of coconut milk, and 2 TBSP. garam Masala, and a whole bag of frozen peas. This is a do-again meal. My husband does not like coconut of any kind nor chicken, thought it was great.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good. I put chicken bouillon instead of soup and added turmeric and cayenne pepper for more authentic flavour. I served it with rice and chapati. :) will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it Ths sauce was great. I had left overs but not enough for 2. So for my round 2 I added 1 cup celery a half of onion that I cooked a can of drained beansprouts,Soy sauce,a couple shakes of 5 spice power a shake of chili pepper flakes.I changed countries. I had enough for another meal and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I admit I was skeptical. Canned chicken soup? But wow! This was so amazing, I served it to my Indian friends and they couldn't BELIEVE how authentic it was! They begged me for the recipe, lapped it up, and ate the platter clean. They even fought over the last piece of chicken and the remaining sauce. This is now my standard dinner party dish. In fact, we love it so much, I make it every night. We'll probably never eat anything else again. We've had it for every meal for the last three weeks. Sandra, you really hit this one out of the park! SO GLAD I tried this!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter, who loves Indian food, said the homemade version was better than her favorite Indian restaurant. I substituted chicked thigh for breast and added red and yellow bell pepper and chunks of fresh mushrooms. Delicious and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a hit for my entire family. Even my father who doesn't like anything with much flavor really enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
fast and delicious without a lot of prep work. I subbed soy sour cream and chicken broth for the condensed chicken soup b/c I can't eat dairy. Also fried chicken without flouring in a wok - used the wok rather than fry pan for the whole recipe. Came out sooooo good. Whole family enjoyed it w/ rice. no leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe gets rave reviews every time I make it! It's so simple and tasty. I add some chopped red bell pepper to the dish and serve it over basmati rice. Not exactly like traditional masala, but yummy nonetheless! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the gravy then added some homemade seitan spiced with garam masala, slicing it thin. It was wonderful. also, served it with basmati rice update - I substituted tofu for the chicken - sooooo good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very tasty and easy tio make. We will definitely prepare it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachael in Georgia. Perhaps the reason your dish tasted gross is because you added curry. The recipe does not call for that spice. I received a free pouch of garam masala spice when I recently bought spices online and was looking for a way to use it. This was excellent choice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Before Campbell's first made Cream of Chicken soup, I have no idea how Indian cooks made Chicken Masala! I've tried making it so many times but never with the soup. Only using Sandra's recipe did it finally turn out right. I'm going to take this recipe to my favorite Indian restaurant so they can start making it properly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for the recipe, but I Just wanted to share with you Sandra, that Canola oil is not really a good choice. It's not good for your body and health. Why not cultural butter or Olive oil? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I made this dish just like the recipe, and we were extremely pleased with it! The chicken was so tender, and the flavor was very tasty! We will definitely make it again, and this time serve it to friends! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was disappointed in the taste there was something missing, I was about to chuck it but decided to check my kitchen cabinets. I saw a can of tomato paste, added 1/2 can [a teaspoon at a time] of the tomato paste. That did the trick much more authentic to my favorite Indian Restaurant. The Chutney Masala in Irvington, New York item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought this recipe was wonderful - gave to several friends, they loved it. Thanks Sandra for your wonderful show, It's very informative, easy recipes and love your tablescapes. Wish you were on more than once a day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was pretty easy, although dredging and frying can be a little more effort than I'd like for a weeknight. The taste was fine, and the chicken stayed quite tender. Not really remarkable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe a number of times and the family loves it. It is very easy to make, is open to deviations, and is delicious. Makes lots of sauce, if I remember correctly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! Very easy to make. I added some curry powder to make a bit more authentic...even my Indian roommate enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was recommended by a friend whose family all loved it. I followed Sandra's directions except I left out the frozen peas and I left the chichen out of the sauce until plating to keep it crisp. My whole family loved this recipe. We thought it was delicious. I did have to add salt/pepper to our taste but that was it. I've passed this along to some other friends already. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish. It is a bit bland. I did not use the cream of chicken soup. I tried the 1/2 and 1/2 - like another poster suggested. My own thought was to I added some chicken broth. It is just okay. Remember people Sandra's show is titled "Semi- Homemade" she is not trying to make an authentic Indian dish. People should be nicer when posting. Insults about Sandra are way off base. Sandra has come along way from a troubling childhood. PLEASE Just stick to reviewing the recipe. If you don't care for it, then just state that and the reason. No need for the personal insults. Thanks for listening. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love Indian food, but we all thought this missed the mark. It was very easy to do, but I think it was the combination of coconut milk and chicken that we didn't enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love Indian food, but since I'm usually short on time we don't get to have it very often. This receipe is fantastic. I usually triple it and freeze batches so we can have it more often. It freezes well and the chicken stays moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Coming from someone who's not big on chicken--that meal was absolutely wonderful. I love Indian food and have to say that it was better than most Indian restauarants I have been to. The chicken was moist and everything that complemented the dish was heaven to my taste buds. (Julie's husband) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a bit anxious making this for the family since, at times, it seems no one can be pleased. This recipe was a HUGE success with everyone! The vote....definitely make this one again! Thank you Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being married to an Idian, It is a challenge finding recipies that are spicy enough but different enough from our everyday cooking. This recipe was easy to make and very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been searching for an easy Masala recipe. This is it. I added a can of condensed cream of chicken soup, 2 cups of peas and 1 cup and a half of coconut milk. I also added a can of condensed tomato soup. This step saved the recipe and made it amazing!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. I doubled the soup and coconut milk since it looked a little dry. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Indian food and have not attempted to cook it at home until this recipe. It taste great and is quick and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being big fans of Indian cuisine, we have made this recipe multiple times. I have reduced the amount of diced tomatoes to 1/2 of a can instead of a whole can to allow the flavor of the garam masala to be more prominent. This makes a delicious dinner that even my 14 month old loves! The Naan recipe that accompanies it is also delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Recipe - Loved eating every last bit of it, and super simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After following the recipe and tasting it...I knew it needed "a little something" so I added about a tablespoon of curry powder. That made it a little more palatable. Not sure that I'll make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i like it very much i can not fine the masala in the store i use my on seasoring. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is excellent! Smells great while it's cooking, and tastes even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE Indian food, so I was excited about this recipe, but much to my dismay, this was just gross. Somewhere between the coconut milk and the creamy chicken soup and the overkill of curry, this was a disaster. The result was an ultra-rich, slightly sweet chicken entree which found its way right into the kitchen trash within 5 minutes of being cooked. The curry smell lingered in the air for days, and stunk up my kitchen for a week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was simple to make and it's a family hit. One thing, I did reduce the amount of masala and when my son in law is here, I substitute green beans for the peas. The sauce is excellent over just about anything and I always make extra. It also freezes very well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. The family loves it and I have had many compliments making this for company. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the smells of the spices. The taste was okay. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was all psyched for this recipe as we love Indian food. We even had to make a trip to a special grocery store to get the gram masala spice. We followed the recipe together and did everything according to plan - but it just did not taste very good at all. It's not like any masala we've ever had. My thoughts after this: I don't think you can go "semi" on something as rare and special as Indian flavors. Bummer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chicken soup in masala? Making the real version probably takes the same amount of time. Find a real Indian chef and taste the difference for yourself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! It was very creamy, great flavor and VERY easy to make! Way to go, Sandra!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
im an Asian indian and when i saw this recipe on TV it looked good but did sound like and authentic indian recipe ....god only knows what made me try it ........it was horrible a total waste of ingredients and a extremely wrong order in putting all the masalas item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband was reluctant to try this, but now it is one of his favorites. We absolutely love this meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a horrid failure! Don't make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love Indian food, this recipe was easy and we both loved it. The raita was a great addition to put on the chicken to cut down on the spicy flavor. I served mint chutney that I bought in a jar at the grocery store and warm nan bread. He raved about the meal and said make this anytime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just make mine a little more spicy and I used chicken legs this time. Very good. I really want to try a version of this in the crockpot. hmmmm.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
i like indian with curry. i was a little disappointed with this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for 14 people and a few loved it and a few just liked it. They were not fans of indian foods.But If you like Indian flavors you'll really like this item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very unappetizing meal. It looked and tasted very unpleasant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted so much like coconut that we couldn't really tell what it was supposed to be. So it was easy but I can't rate it higher than a 1 because we'll never make it again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this "indian" recipe would make my poor south indian grandmothers keel over. those of you who enjoyed this... i'm sure it probably tasted good, but it is DEFINITELY NOT to be consfused INDIAN FOOD. Indian food tastes good because of 1) the flavorful (not necessarily hot) combination of spices involved and 2) the freshness of its ingredients. the semi-homemade concept inherently does not lend itself to the creation of Indian cuisine. To those of you who have stated that they want an authentic recipe, try this: http://www.curryhouse.co.uk/rsc/masala.htm (PS: to the Asian Indian woman above, are you serious when you say that breaded chicken in cream of chicken soup with raw garam masala realistically represents chicken curry and/or masala??!!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry buit we didn't even think this was mediocre. We thought it was awful. It was easy, I'll give you that, but it tasted very strange, certainly nothing like chicken masala is supposed to taste like. Canned soup does not taste like Indian food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super easy to make and took no time at all but the taste was only mediocre at best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the chicken breast into thin slices and sauteed it with the onions and garlic. Followed the rest of the recipe except after reading all the comments about the chicken soup, did not use it. I found the sauce to be a little too runny so used cornstarch to thicken. It was quite a tasty meal..think it was missing something though and wonder if the chicken soup would have helped. Will try it with next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's definitely not a real Indian Dish however, it had a nice taste and I would make it again. Just don't have high expectations with this recipe if your looking for an authentic Indian taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
splendid flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is just a very bad recipe but should you decide to make it you'll want to increase the garam masala, ginger and spices by a whole lot, otherwise it tastes like chicken-cocnut soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the worst tasting chicken masala I have ever had. Tasted like canned soup. Very disappointing. There are several recipes on the TVFood site that are much better tasting and LESS WORK. Go figure. I definitely recommend skipping this disaster of a recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We couldn't believe how good this was. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good chicken masala. I will be making this again for my family by request! item not reviewed by moderator and published
everyone loved this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is awesome! i love indian, but it's so expensive to go out and eat. this dish is so good and tastes just like it was made by someone very experienced in making indian dishes. i didn't have cardomom on hand so i used tumeric and i sent my husband out to get a can of diced tomatoes and he accidently came back with diced tomatoes with basamic vinegar, basil and olive oil. it was a great mistake and made the flavor wonderful. this dish is fun and semi-easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This doesn't taste anything like Indian food. It's pretty bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looked and tasted hideous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken was dreadful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband and i really enjoyed this recipe. my only complaints are having to waste half a can of soup and cocunut milk b/c the sizes aren't right. and it took the chicken a lot longer to cook; i wound up putting the whole pan in the oven for about 10 more minutes at 350. but i probably could have pounded down the breasts or cut them in half first b/c they were so thick. very good and pretty easy. we made everything from this episode and it was a real treat all around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
than authentic Indian cuisine. None of my children would touch it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Disgusting item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finally got that taste of Indian food I wanted. The coconut milk just topped it off perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'd never tried this spice before. Very very good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am Asian Indian , and my chicken masala has never come out as good as this one. My Husband thinks i can finally cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No recipe deserves one star. This one deserves zero. But unfortunately that wasn't an option. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did have my doubts about this recipe, but it turned out great!! Defintely a keeper :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never had authentic Chicken Masala so whether or not this tastes like it really doesn't matter to me. All that matters is it was a good dish. It's also nice to see that most of the reviewers here actually made the recipe. Good or bad rating, I don't care. Just want to hear from people who actually made it and not just people who feel the need to make fun of the show host. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could not get over the weird canned soup taste. This was a very bad recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good chicken! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing. The chicken comes out with so much flavor and the sauce is so good (if you like spicy). Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to look in a number of grocery stores before finding the Garam Masala spice for this and paused before buying because of the price. However, it turned out soooo good that this is now one of our favorite chicken recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
and it was the most delicious thing I've tasted in weeks :) The aroma is a beautiful thing too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't use any of the ingredients except the can soup, and it was good soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste like what it is: canned soup with curry powder in it. If that suits you, fine. We thought it tasted pretty bad and won't be making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken is good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With a cap W! Make sure you make the Raita to go along with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loads of flavor in this. My boyfriend and I loved it. Thanks a bunch!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious served over spiced rice. (Cooked 1 cup of basmati rice with one star anise, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 3-4 whole cloves. Removes spices before serving). It's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The canned soup gave it a weird taste and texture. We thought it was terrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious chicken. My family loved this meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken dish has amazing flavor. My husband and I adored it. It's fun when you try different recipes and they turn out so well. Will be making again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my favorite chicken recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and son have aked me not to make it again. It was very spicy. The chicken had a slimy texture because the coating cooked for so long in the sauce. The peas were mushy and rather superfulous anyway. I picked off the breading and thought the dish was ok. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried this recipe. It's good and easy to prepare. But i've one question, should i put the masala along with the flour? So the chicken will also get that flavor? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My picky eater husband and I LOVED this recipe and for the naysayers, the soup ingredient is what makes it semi-homemade if you want to cook from scratch go to another food show! I'll definetly make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you make this recipe? I did and it was terrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted very authentic, so much so I ended up making it twice in one week- we couldnt stop eating it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved the masala. Thank you, Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this dish--so flavorful and filling. Thanks, Sandra. We love you too! Thank you for always brightening my day when I get a chance to watch! You're a gem, a talent and a delight!! Keep on cooking for us busy Moms and working girls!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing says Indian like condensed cream of chicken soup. Except maybe booze in yogurt. Sandra, must you be as stupid as all your fans? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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