Chicken Masala

Total Time:
45 min
5 min
40 min

4 servings

  • 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

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

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