Low calorie Indian Food Recipes are not always the easiest to find. But this super delicious, low fat Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is not only low in weight watchers points, it’s actually quite good for you and is loaded with lots of healthy ingredients. Plus, it’s loaded with flavor and zing!! So if you are craving Indian food, but don’t want to even think about the amount of fat and calories in traditional Indian food recipes, then give this chicken masala recipe a try. It’s a great dish that will let you enjoy your favorite foods without going over on your Points. And though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Indian Recipes, it’s a low calorie Indian food favorite that any dieter can enjoy!

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

– 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
– 2/3 cups low fat Greek yogurt, plain
– 1 tsp ginger root, fresh, grated
– 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
– 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tsp olive oil
– 1 tsp ground coriander
– 2 tsp ground cumin
– 1/2 tsp paprika
– 1 tsp turmeric
– 2 tsp Kosher salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
– 1 red onion, finely chopped
– 8 oz can of diced tomatoes
– 1 cup light coconut milk

In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, ginger, 2 garlic cloves, coriander, 1 tsp of the cumin, 1/2 tsp tumeric , 1 tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper; add chicken and toss to coat. Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
When ready to cook, preheat a nonstick skillet on medium high.
Cook in hot skillet until chicken is cooked through, turning frequently, about 5 to 7 minutes.
To make sauce, heat oil in a wide saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining 2 minced garlic cloves and red onion; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add paprika, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp of pepper and stir to coat. Add diced tomato and light coconut milk, reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add chicken to tomato mixture and simmer 1 minute to heat through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve with 0 calorie Orzo from Miracle Noodle to bulk up the dish!

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 5 Points


  1. Made this for dinner tonight and both my hubby and I loved it. And only 5 weight watcher points. I even splurged on a piece of Naan bread to sop up the sauce.

    • Homemade Beef Stew Crock Pot Recipe – 6 Point Value

      Unfortunately, I don’t have the nutritional info for all of my older recipes that have the old Weight Watchers Points on them. I’m working on rebuilding them so I can get the data needed to calculate the new Points Plus.

  2. I am not a fan of greek yogurt – can I substitute plain yogurt?

    • Yes, you can. Just make sure to stick with the plain, though even that may tend to be a bit sweeter than the Greek.

    • Thanks for catching my error – I forgot to include it in the instructions! Half of the tumeric will go in the marinade and the other half will go in the sauce.

  3. Has anyone tried the Miracle Noodle? Does it taste like pasta? Have the same texture? I love pasta and would love to try this alternative!

    • Allison, I have bought actual Shirataki noodles from an asian grocery store. They are sold refrigerated and they are in a bag of water. The only way I can stomach them is in a fried rice or noodle type dish where the noodles are fried. They are made out of a gelatinous substance (elephant yam? lol … something like that) and by themself they made me want to throw up. Sorry to be crass, but the texture is awful and barely tolerable. I don't eat them, and would rather substitute 100 cal brown rice in any dish then ever eat those again. However, maybe this website that sells them has found a way to make them palatable. I suggest you go to an Asian grocery store and buy some for yourself before ordering bulk from this website. :) They are an acquired taste.

  4. This looks amazing, but I have a quick questions – How many servings does this come out to be?

    • Argh!! See what happens when I try to post on just 1 cup of coffee?! The entire recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving size is approx 1 cup. I've updated the post to show that info as well. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!!

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