Chicken Avocado Tikka Masala

Chicken Avocado Tikka Masala. Fresh avocados provide the rich, creamy texture in this dairy-free spin on chicken tikka masala. Each serving of this savory main dish is an excellent source of protein and good source of fiber.

Chicken Avocado Tikka Masala


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 6 (4 ounce) chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes in juice, no salt added (do not drain)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ripe, fresh avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Add garam masala, cumin, turmeric, coriander and ginger. Continue to stir for about 20 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Place tomatoes, garlic, chili powder and salt in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Add tomato mixture into pan with onion and spices, and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and simmer for another 10 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  4. Place avocado and water in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Add avocado mixture into pan and bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
  5. Serve with brown basmati rice.

Yield: 6 servings | Prep: 10 min | Cook: 25 min

Nutrition Facts - 6 servings per recipe - Serving size: 1 serving (257g) Amount Per Serving: Calories 280

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 2.5g 13% Trans Fat 0g - Polyunsaturated Fat - Monounsaturated Fat - Cholesterol 95mg 32% Sodium 510mg 22% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Dietary Fiber 5g 18% Total Sugars 3g - Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 24g 48% Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0% Calcium 60mg 4% Iron 2.8mg 15% Potassium 720mg 15% Vitamin A 240mcg 25% Vitamin C 15mg 15% Vitamin E 1.9mg 15% Vitamin K 26mcg 20% Thiamin 0.5mg 45% Riboflavin 0.3mg 25% Niacin 8.7mg 50% Vitamin B6 0.6mg 40% Folate 65mcg DFE 15% Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15% Pantothenic Acid 2.2mg 45%Phosphorus 240mg 20% Magnesium 55mg 15% Zinc 2.7mg 25% Selenium 17mcg 30% Copper 0.2mg 25% Manganese 0.4mg 20%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Hass Avocado Commission

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