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Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

I’m completely obsessed with this poutine! This puts an Indian spin on the dish, layering saucy chicken tikka masala and fresh paneer cheese over extra-crispy sweet potato fries – I’m in love. The sweetness of the fries, the spicy of the tikka masala sauce, and the rich cheese cubes meld together beautifully. Hand to heart, I swear the entire pan will be completely devoured in minutes.

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine | Mountain Cravings

My slow cooker butter chicken recipe is one of my favorite healthy comfort meals – I could happily eat it every week, but I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to rice and naan. This recipe made me realize that it’s the perfect pairing with sweet potatoes! Maybe not in fry form… but a baked sweet potato, split open and stuffed with butter chicken, sounds like healthy food heaven.

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine | Mountain Cravings

There’s some prep work to do ahead of time, but don’t let that scare you off – the final dish is so worth it! You can use premade paneer cheese but it’s so dang easy (and cheap!) to make yourself.

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine
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Serves: 6
  • half recipe Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
  • ½ gallon whole milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 lb. sweet potato fries
Chicken Tikka Masala
  1. Follow recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. You only need a half batch for poutine, but it's worth it to make the full recipe and have another meal ready!
  1. Set a colander in the sink and line with cheesecloth or a clean thin cotton towel.
  2. Bring whole milk to a simmer over low heat in a large pot. This takes a long time - don't be tempted to turn the heat up or the milk will burn to the bottom of the pot.
  3. When lightly simmering, turn off the heat and stir in lemon juice. The curds and whey should immediately begin to separate into white clumps and greenish liquid. Stir for a couple minutes until no more curds appear to be forming.
  4. Carefully pour the curds into the cheesecloth and rinse with cool water. Gather the ends of the cloth and twist tightly to remove as much liquid as possible.
  5. Set the ball on a large plate with the twisted ends out to one side (rather than on top or bottom). Set another plate upside-down on top of the ball and set a heavy can on top for weight.
  6. Let paneer set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before unwrapping.
  1. Cook sweet potato fries in the oven to extra-crispy according to package directions.
  2. While fries are cooking, cut paneer into cubes.
  3. Layer fries, tikka masala, and paneer in an oven-safe dish. Broil for 5 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and paneer cubes are hot. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 1 cup

Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg 34%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 21g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine”

  • What do you do with the whey liquid? Will the puppies or dogs benefit from drinking it? Or can it be used in soups or cooking?

    • Awesome question, I do save it! I reduce the whey down to half volume on the stove, freeze, and use in soups. Puppies generally shouldn’t have cow’s milk, so unfortunately we can’t use it to bulk them up. 🙂

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