Ricotta chicken masala

Our dietitians' favourite

Recipe from Bal Arneson

Ricotta lends extra depth and creaminess to the complexity of this crowd-pleaser and family favourite.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
Yields 4 Servings
ricotta chicken masala

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) crushed dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garam masala
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb (450 g) skinless, boneless chicken breast cubed
  • 1 can (14 oz - 400 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Ricotta
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) coarsely chopped cilantro (optional)

Preparation

In a skillet, melt butter and cook garlic and ginger for 30 seconds or until garlic turns lightly golden.

Add mustard, cumin, fenugreek if desired, chili, garam masala, salt and pepper; cook for another 30 seconds.

Add chicken and cook for 6–8 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and Ricotta. Cook for 4–6 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

Sprinkle with some cilantro if desired and serve with naan bread.

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Mascarpone or Cream Cheese

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 336 Calories
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Fat: 18 g
Fibre: 3.2 g
Sodium: 284 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 229 mg
Selenium: 75 %
Vitamin B6: 64 %
Thiamin: 55 %
Niacin: 52 %