Chicken Tikka Samosas

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 132KCAL

No fakeaway night is complete without a side dish or two on the menu. These crispy filo parcels with a juicy chicken tikka filling are nice and low in calories – and the Indian-inspired flavours will give your favourite restaurant a run for its money. Psst…they’re perfect for the buffet table too!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories132
  • Carbs20g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat0.8g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars6.6g

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Super slimming friendly at just 132 calories each, these flavourful little parcels are exactly what your fakeaway curry night has been missing! We’ve made a speedy chicken tikka, then stuffed it inside our crispy filo samosas for the perfect balance of crunchy pastry and creamy filling. 

Filo pastry is lovely and light, and it gets irresistibly crunchy and golden when it’s baked in the oven. To keep the calories down, we’ve skipped using a shop-bought curry sauce, and made our own tikka-style chicken curry from scratch. With all the ingredients finely chopped, it’ll cook really quickly, so it’s ready to spoon on the pastry sheets in no time. 

Bundle the pastry into a triangular shape, and then it’s time to get your samosas into the oven for 20 minutes. Whether you serve as a side dish, fakeaway night starter or a buffet table snack, we’re betting these scrumptious crunchy bites won’t be around for long!

What diets are these Chicken Tikka Samosas suitable for?

This Chicken Tikka Samosas recipe can be made dairy free, as long as you use a dairy-free yoghurt, and check that the filo pastry does not contain dairy. 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Tikka Samosas?

Nope! You won’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make this recipe.

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How many calories are in these Chicken Tikka Samosas?

There are 132 calories per portion in this Chicken Tikka Samosas recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a small bowl combine the paprika, coriander, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, garlic granules, onion granules and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the diced chicken breast and stir to coat in the spices.

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Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set the pan on a medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Add the diced chicken breast and continue to fry for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

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Step 3

Remove the pan from the heat and add the mango chutney, tomato puree and Greek yoghurt. Stir until the chicken is coated and the yoghurt and tomato puree are fully incorporated. Leave to one side to cool slightly.

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Step 4

Take each sheet of filo and cut it in half lengthways. You should now have 6 rectangles approximately 46 x 12 cm.

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Step 5

Spray the first pastry rectangle with low-calorie cooking spray, especially the edges. Use a pastry brush to help spread it out over the pastry sheet.

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Step 6

Divide the chicken mixture into 6 in the pan. Place a sixth of the chicken mixture in the centre of one end of the pastry rectangle.

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Step 7

Fold one corner of the pastry diagonally over to enclose the filling. Press down to seal the edges. Fold diagonally again, and press down on the edges.

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Step 8

Repeat until you reach the end of the pastry rectangle and you have a triangular pastry parcel. Place the samosa seam side down on the lined baking tray. Repeat this process to make the remaining samosas.

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Step 9

Spray the tops of the samosas with low-calorie cooking spray and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden, turning over halfway through cooking.

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How do you know when Chicken Tikka Samosas are cooked?

The chicken should be cooked until the juices run clear, and there is no pinkness left in the middle. 

Once the filling is added, you should cook the Chicken Tikka Samosas in the oven until the pastry is crisp and golden. This will take around 20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Chicken Tikka Samosas in the fridge?

We recommend that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, you can allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftover Chicken Tikka Samosas can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Chicken Tikka Samosas?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Chicken Tikka Samosas?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 3-5 minutes until piping hot. Alternatively reheat in a moderate oven. 

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight and reheat from chilled. 

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Chicken Tikka Samosas

No fakeaway night is complete without a side dish or two on the menu. These crispy filo parcels with a juicy chicken tikka filling are nice and low in calories – and the Indian-inspired flavours will give your favourite restaurant a run for its money. Psst…they’re perfect for the buffet table too!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 132
  • Carbs 20G

Ingredients

  • 3 45g sheets filo pastry
  • 160 g diced chicken breast, cut into 2cm dice
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ¼ tsp onion granules
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 4 tbsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a small bowl combine the paprika, coriander, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, garlic granules, onion granules and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the diced chicken breast and stir to coat in the spices.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set the pan on a medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Add the diced chicken breast and continue to fry for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mango chutney, tomato puree and Greek yoghurt. Stir until the chicken is coated and the yoghurt and tomato puree are fully incorporated. Leave to one side to cool slightly.
  4. Take each sheet of filo and cut it in half lengthways. You should now have 6 rectangles approximately 46 x 12 cm.
  5. Spray the first pastry rectangle with low-calorie cooking spray, especially the edges. Use a pastry brush to help spread it out over the pastry sheet.
  6. Divide the chicken mixture into 6 in the pan. Place a sixth of the chicken mixture in the centre of one end of the pastry rectangle.
  7. Fold one corner of the pastry diagonally over to enclose the filling. Press down to seal the edges. Fold diagonally again, and press down on the edges.
  8. Repeat until you reach the end of the pastry rectangle and you have a triangular pastry parcel. Place the samosa seam side down on the lined baking tray. Repeat this process to make the remaining samosas.
  9. Spray the tops of the samosas with low-calorie cooking spray and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden, turning over halfway through cooking.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Using a pastry brush to spread out the low-calorie cooking spray really helps to get an even coating before folding the samosas.

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