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‘Chicken’ Tikka Masala – Vegan Style

Recipe: ‘Chicken’ Tikka Masala – Vegan Style

‘Chicken’ Tikka Masala

Summary: My all time favorite Indian dish – Chicken Tikka Masala. Since my vegan conversion, this is one meal I surely thought, I’d never have again. Thanks to the folks at Gardein, their ‘chicken scallopini’ makes this carnivorous dish, 100% vegan friendly!


  • 1 bag of Gardein Chicken Scallopini Breasts
  • 1 cup plain soy yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 6 bamboo skewers
  • 1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk (can substitute lite)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Chop ‘chicken’ into 1″ cubes. Mix all marinade ingredients together and add the cubed Gardein chicken. Marinate for about 1 hour.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in warm water while preparing sauce.
  3. For sauce, melt ‘butter’ on medium heat until melted.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala and salt.
  6. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Add peas and stir in coconut milk. Simmer on low heat (stirring often) while preparing the Gardein chicken.
  8. Thread Gardein chicken onto skewers and discard marinade.
  9. Broil Gardein chicken, turning occasionally, to cook through for about 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove Gardein chicken from skewers and add to sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with Basmati or Jasmine rice.

Vegan Masala

Cooking time (duration): 90 Diet type: Vegan Diet (other): Reduced fat Number of servings (yield): 6 Meal type: dinner Culinary tradition: Indian (Northern) My rating:5 stars: ★★★★★ Copyright © Vegan Hogg 2010. Microformatting by hRecipe.




  1. Kathy Lovett says

    This looks so good. I love Gardein Chicken Scallopini. I will definitely try this.

  2. Carmen says

    I just made this, with just a few modifications, and it was absolutely delicious!!!!

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