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