an easy dinner we love

08 January 2015

This past year I've discovered that I love Indian food.(our favorite is the Kathmandu in Salt Lake -- the chicken coconut korma is yummm) Anyway, I was looking for some good family friendly Indian recipes online, and had my shopping list ready to go. I was in the aisle at the grocery store in the international aisle trying to find the ingredients, and I saw a guy who looked like he knew what he was doing putting these in his cart, so after he left I took a look, saw that they were only $1 a packet, this one had a mild seasoning, and looked easy enough, so I went for it and put the rest of the stuff back.

indian essentials chicken tikka masala

And we love them -- one packet serves 6! I actually don’t follow the directions exactly and make it in the crockpot. I cover the bottom with chicken breasts, sprinkle them with the seasoning, add 2 small cans of tomato sauce and let it cook on low all day.
chicken tikki masala in crock pot

Before we’re ready to eat, I stir in some sour cream and a little milk, gently mix together and then serve with cilantro (I love cilantro!). It calls for cream, but I don’t always have it on hand, so this works. This isn't my picture (stock photo from Amazon), but we do love it with naan bread from Costco and some vegetables.
tikki masala amazon pic


Just a dinner idea I wanted to pass along--I have no affiliate with the makers of these packets. I’ve seen them in most grocery stores, or you can find them on Amazon in a 12 pack. Here are some other family favorite dinners of ours -- as you can see, they all have the same theme: EASY. :)

* Easy Mac & Cheese
* Easy Potato Cheese Soup
* Upside Down Pizza
* Chicken Wild Rice Soup
* Boat Sandwiches

Happy meal planning -- what are your favorite family dinner recipes these days?


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  1. That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love Indian food! I have some great recipes that take time and some crazy spices. If you are going for easy and you have a Costco nearby, you need to try the Maya Kaimal brand coconut curry. It is in the refrigerated food section--or the "fancy food" section, as we call it--in a plastic jar/container. We love to sauté vegetables and chicken, mix in the curry and serve it with rice and naan. It's SO good and is on the table in under 30 minutes.

  3. Thanks! Have to give it a try!

  4. Can't wait to try this and in the crockpot too! What store near you have you been able to buy the packets? Thank you.


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