Cauliflower Crusted Chicken Tikka

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1 hr
Warm and aromatic spices blended together in this popular dish. Tender pieces of chicken suffused in Tikka Masala sauce then topped with a crust of richly spiced cauliflower and potato mixture.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


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Prep Time

30 min

Cooking Time

30 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


Cauliflower Topping

1 tbsp Oil vegetable
2 tsp Cumin
1 Onion diced
2 cloves Garlic minced
0.5 Cauliflower large head, cut into florets
4 Potatoes medium, peeled and cubed
0.5 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp Pepper

Chicken Tikka

1 tbsp Oil vegetable
4 Maple Leaf® Chicken Breasts cubed
1 jar Prepared tikka masala cooking sauce
1 cup Frozen Peas
0.5 cup Crunchy Indian snack mix

Recipe notes

Cauliflower topping:
  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add cumin seeds and toast in oil for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in turmeric powder, onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Stir in cauliflower florets and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and add ½ cup (125 mL) of water. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Roughly mash the mixture using a potato masher. Adjust the seasoning to taste and set aside.
Chicken tikka:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Pour over Tikka Masala cooking sauce, bring to a simmer and add peas.
  4. Pour the chicken mixture into the bottom of a 9x13” (3.5 L) baking dish or into individual ramekins. Top with mashed cauliflower mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with crunchy Indian snack mix and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.

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