This cozy and warming chicken and veggie tikka masala is the perfect comfort food made easy thanks to Maya Kaimal Indian simmer sauces. Tender chicken, veggies, and warming spices all come together in this simple 30 minute dish. Not only is it easy to make, it’s full of delicious Indian spices and flavor that I know you’ll love. Make this recipe the next time you’re craving comfort food or need a quick weeknight meal!

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the perfect warming comfort food: chicken and veggie tikka masala

Oh, friends I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! There are a few dishes in my house that are true staples, meaning that I make them at least once a month. These recipes are my “go-to” when I can’t think of anything else to cook. Don’t we all have those meals?

I’m constantly trying to make that list of quick and easy meals longer and longer, and I know you probably are, too. So, when Maya Kaimal gave me the opportunity to work with them and share this delicious thirty-minute recipe with you, I couldn’t wait.

This delicious chicken and veggie tikka masala is an authentic Indian curry that I know you’ll love. It’s mild, full of tangy tomato flavor, and the perfect mix of tender chicken and veggies. This simple recipe is made entirely possible thanks to Maya Kaimal Foods Tikka Masala Indian Simmer Sauce. If you’ve never heard of Maya Kaimal and their shelf-stable simmer sauces before, I’m thrilled to introduce them to you today!

Maya Kaimal tikka masala simmer sauce

While I like to consider myself a pretty good home cook, I don’t believe in making everything from scratch. Getting my tikka masala fix is simple and easy thanks to Maya Kaimal Foods Tikka Masala Indian Simmer Sauce. There are few products that I use on a regular basis to help me get a nourishing meal on the table fast and the Indian simmer sauces from Maya Kaimal are one of my favorites. Maya Kaimal’s Indian Simmer Sauces come in several different varieties and make it easy to get a satisfying Indian meal whenever I want.

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chicken and veggie tikka masala ingredients

This easy chicken and veggie tikka masala recipe combines a few simple ingredients with Maya Kaimal tikka masala sauce for a hearty and delicious dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes. Here’s what you need to make this delicious dish:

  • boneless skinless chicken thighs

  • carrots, celery, and onions

  • bay leaves

  • creamy coconut milk

  • spices and seasonings

  • and the best Maya Kaima tikka masala Indian simmer sauce

If you’ve never had tikka masala, it’s a warming and delicious blend of tomato, garam masala, and spices like cinnamon and clove. Maya Kaimal’s shelf-stable Tikka Masala simmer sauce is completely gluten-free and vegetarian which makes it a perfect crowd pleasing option and incredibly versatile. If you need to make this a vegetarian dish, you can sub the chicken for chickpeas.

In this recipe, I combine the simmer sauce with chicken, fresh veggies, and a few seasonings to make a hearty meal. To make the sauce stretch a little farther, I add creamy canned coconut milk to create a delicious stew like dish that’s perfect over white rice or even cauliflower rice.

To finish off my tikka masala, I like to add plenty of fresh cilantro and lime juice for even more flavor. I know you’ll love this recipe. Be sure to find Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce near you and give this recipe a try!

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Chicken and Veggie Tikka Masala



  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. While the pot is heating, season the chicken with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes.

  2. When the pot is hot, add in the oil and then add the seasoned chicken. Cook the chicken until browned and then add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and bay leaves.

  3. Cook the veggies until they become fragrant. Next, add the Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce and coconut milk, and stir until well combined. Lower the heat, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes.

  4. When the chicken and veggie tikka masala has finished simmering, add in the chopped spinach and stir. When the spinach has wilted, serve the tikka masala over rice and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice. Enjoy!

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  1. I tried this brand of simmer sauce for the first time today. Reading through the ingredients, I noticed carrageenan, which is a known carcinogen. I won’t be purchasing this product again. Is there another brand you’ve tried that you could recommend?

    1. Kate – I try to avoid cancer-causing foods as well. But it seems you may be confusing Food-grade carrageenan with degraded carrageenan (also called poligeenan). The later causes cancer, but the food-grade carrageenan is known (so far) to mostly just cause inflammation. So, unless the research findings change, I wouldn’t worry.