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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tender marinated chicken in our spicy, creamy masala sauce, topped with fresh chilli and served with pilau rice.

Chicken Tikka Masala

What makes this dish different

Perfecting the spices might be key to this dish, but our attention to detail goes much further. We soften and brown the onions to add flavour before introducing the butter and spices. We marinate the chicken in yoghurt and spices, infusing and deepening the flavours, as well as making the chicken beautifully tender. And we oven cook the basmati rice to the authentic Indian evaporation method. Perfect.

How to cook

This recipe is made with some raw ingredients and isn’t suitable for microwaving, so please follow these cooking instructions carefully.

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. (Be careful not to grill by mistake!)

Remove the film but leave the tikka masala and rice in their wooden trays*.Unfold the foil we’ve provided and tightly wrap over the top of the rice.

Place both trays on a baking tray in the centre of the oven and cook for 25 minutes. If using a gas oven, cook for an extra 10 minutes.

Leave to stand for 2 minutes before serving. Make sure it’s piping hot throughout.

*Our wooden trays are designed for the oven, just make sure they don’t touch the element or gas flame.

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Nutrition & Ingredients

 per 100gper 1/2 pack
Energy700Kj2415Kj
167Kcal576Kcal
Fat8.7g30.0g
(of which saturates)3.8g13.2g
Carbohydrate12.3g42.4g
(of which sugars)2.5g8.6g
Protein9.3g32.0g
Fibre1..3g4.5g
Salt0.63g2.17g

Cooked rice (water, rice), chicken (19%), onions, cream (milk), milk, butter (milk), rapeseed oil, tomato purée, mango chutney (sugar, mangoes, salt, acidity regulator: acetic acid, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic), ginger purée, lemon juice, garlic purée, cornflour, salt, lime pickle (lime, water, sunflower oil, salt, green chillies, chilli powder, acidity regulator: acetic acid, mustard seeds, cumin powder, turmeric powder), ground coriander, red chillies, parsley, ground cumin, nigella seeds, smoked paprika, yellow mustard seeds, ground fenugreek, ground chillies, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, ground cinnamon, ground dill, ground turmeric, sunflower oil, ground ginger, coriander seeds, colour: paprika extract, ground cardamom, ground cloves.

Secret ingredient: obsession

WARNING: Although we do our very best to take out all the bones, some may remain.

For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold. May contain peanuts, nuts and sesame.

Please note: We are constantly reviewing our recipes to ensure they are as delicious as possible. Try as we might, sometimes we are not as quick to update our website.

Please always check the sleeve found on your dish for the most up to date information.

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What our customers say

Susie

Bighams The Best - Just eaten your Mexican Chilli and it was delicious. So tasty but not too spicy- just how we like it.

Susie

Viv

Delish food. We have had a couple of Charlie's dishes, only found them recently namely the Paella (twice) which were thoroughly enjoyable and we thought good value for money

Viv

Carol

Just eaten a Chicken & Mushroom Fresh Pastry Pie and it was just so tasty. Okay a bit pricey but at a different level to the lower price point pies. A really good balance of chicken, mushroom and brilliant sauce. The fresh pastry sets it apart too.

Carol

Beverley

Best moussaka outside of Greece! How refreshing to have a moussaka that is solid and not sloppy, like most supermarket varieties! Really authentic flavours ... simply love it!

Beverley

Edna

Love the little crispy potatoes on top of the spicy chicken. Why on earth bother to go out to eat!! We make each of Charlies meals a special occasion.

Edna

Mick

I am blown away. Truly restaurant quality. I really didn't think a ready meal could be so delicious. Perfection and you can tell they really take pride in what they do. Believe me, try one and you will see why! First class

Mick

Barbara

These steak and ale pies are the business, for supermarket products they can't be faulted, we've tried other Charlie Bighams products thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Barbara

Alice

CB’s are some of the best ready meals I’ve tried, often as good as home cooking… the macaroni cheese I’ve just had is actually better than my own!

Alice

Brian

Charlie's ready meals are the best I have ever eaten. The meatballs Al Forno are the best I have had outside of Florence and New York.

Brian

Sue

Really enjoy your fish pies, lots of chunky pieces of fish in a very tasty sauce

Sue

I’m always looking for ways to make everything we do even better, so if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear what you think.

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