Chicken Tikka Masala Soup

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
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Warm up and slim down with a spicy skinny soup recipe! Filled with tender chicken, fresh veggies and a flavorful homemade spice blend, this Chicken Tikka Masala Soup will quickly become a new meal prep favorite. Fill up enjoying a hearty and healthy dinner while filling your kitchen with the beautiful aroma of garam masala.

How to Make Chicken Tikka Masala Soup

To make this zesty recipe, get started by heating one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add one chopped onion and three minced garlic cloves to the pot and sauté for two minutes. Add one chopped red bell pepper and one chopped green bell pepper and continue cooking for five minutes.

While your veggies are cooking, grab a small bowl and mix together your spice blend. In our recipe, we use a mixture of garam masala, cayenne pepper, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon and ground ginger. However, feel free to adjust the spices based on your own inventory and taste buds! Most spices are considered Free Foods on the Nutrisystem plan, so you can use as much or as little as you’d like.

Once your spice blend is to your liking, pour it into the pot with your simmering veggies and continue cooking for about three minutes. Next, stir in a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, two tablespoons of tomato paste and two cups of chicken broth. Bring it to a boil, then decrease the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Finally, stir in a half-cup of light coconut milk, 12 ounces of shredded chicken and two cans of salt-free chickpeas.

Healthy Hacks

One serving of this Chicken Tikka Masala Soup contains 343 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, two Extras and two Vegetables on Nutrisystem. If you’d like to add another SmartCarb to your meal, feel free to serve up your soup with sliced naan bread or pita chips! You could also enjoy it over a half-cup of brown rice or quinoa. For a full list of SmartCarb options, check out our comprehensive Grocery Guide.

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While it’s great to have a healthy, homecooked chicken dinner, we know it can be hard to whip one up every night. You’re busy and need convenient meals that are ready to enjoy in minutes. With Nutrisystem, you can get delicious breakfast, lunches and dinners delivered directly to your door! Not only are they tasty, they’re balanced and perfectly portioned for weight loss.

Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 343

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 2 Extras and 2 Vegetables


  • 12 oz. shredded chicken
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 2 cans (3 ½ cups) chickpeas, no salt added
  • ½ cup lite coconut milk, canned
  • Spice Mix
  • 1 Tbsp. garam masala spice mix
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¾ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix spices in a small bowl and stir into the pepper mixture. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in coconut milk, shredded chicken and chickpeas.
  7. Serve by itself or with naan bread to dip.
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