Chicken Tikka Masala Sloppy Joes Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Chicken Tikka Masala Sloppy Joes are a simple take on the popular Indian dish. A new take on the classic sandwich!

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I am not a big connoisseur of Indian cuisine. I enjoy a good chicken curry and a lassi drink, but beyond that, I'm a little clueless. The exception to my ignorance would be the vindaloo. I know all about a vindaloo!

When I was in college, my boyfriend and I went to sample a local Indian restaurant. This was one of those places that we passed every single day, but never bothered to patronize. There never seemed to be a lot of people dining at any given time. This is probably the reason we were always so hesitant about going in.

One day we decided to be brave and head in. We were the only people dining, so we had all the attention. This was my first experience with Indian food so as I was looking over the menu, I searched for anything with the word "spicy". The Vindaloo won. The waiter asked how hot I wanted it and me, being arrogant, told the waiter I wanted it really spicy. I adore spicy food and have a fairly high tolerance, but this meal even kicked my butt.

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After my meal was served, and I had taken my first, eye-watering bite, I became keenly aware that our waiter was hanging in the wings watching me. I turned to him and gave him quizzical look. He stammered and said; "I've never seen a woman eat anything this hot before". I smiled proudly and then turned so he couldn't see my wipe my eyes and nose. At that point, my pride made me eat the whole plate. I paid for that later.

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This chicken tikka masala is NOT spicy at all. It is a super simple take on the popular Indian chicken dish. Ground chicken, spices, tomato puree are simmered together until the sauce is savory and thick at which point a little plain Greek yogurt is stirred in.

This sloppy Joe is delicious, unique and so simple! It's a great recipe for nights where you want to treat your family to something a little different.

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Chicken Tikka Masala Sloppy Joes Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Buns
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add ground chicken. Cook and crumble chicken until no longer pink.
  3. Season chicken with salt, cayenne, cumin, paprika and cinnamon.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and continue to simmer mixture for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
  5. When mixture has thickened, stir in yogurt.
  6. Divide chicken between 4 hamburger buns.
  7. Top with sliced jalapeno and cilantro.


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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 295

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 611mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 19g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

About Tanya

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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