Chicken Tikka Masala

Name of Menu Item: Chicken Tikka Masala

Menu Description: Crispy smoked Giannone chicken, red curry, escarole, wild rice, gingered yoghurt.   -19

Recommended Drink/Food pairing: Scottish Session Golden Ale

Key terms to be included in menu glossary:

Ingredient list?

Chicken Brine – onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, salt, sugar

Curry – ginger, garlic, tomato, fennel seed, coriander, curry powder, cardamom, chili flake

Wild rice – onion, bay leaf, butter

Greek yogurt – ginger, sugar

Escarole, chives


Gluten content? none

Can it be made gluten free? Yes


Dairy content? Yes

Can it be made dairy free? Yes, omitting butter


Vegetarian? No

Can it be made vegetarian? No


Vegan? No

Can it be made vegan? No


Nut content? No

Can it be made without nuts? N/A


Does it contain pork? No

Can it be made without pork? N/A


Cultural significance/inspiration: Indian food is very popular in England and Scotland.  Chicken Tikka Masala was actually invented at an Indian restaurant in Glasgow (the Shish Mahal).  Traditionally, Tikka Masala is a spicy red curry with yoghurt.  Our spin is a bit “deconstructed”, using the yoghurt as a garnish.  Our chicken is brined, stuffed with a bit of curry paste, wrapped in chicken skin, smoked, and then deep fried for a nice crisp skin.


Common questions customers may ask about this menu item:

Q. What is Giannone chicken?

A. Giannone is a farm in Quebec that raised beautiful all-natural grain-fed, air-chilled chickens.

Q.  Is the curry spicy?

A. This curry is spicy, but not overly spicy.  The yoghurt helps cool it down.  This dish should not be recommended to someone who is particularly sensitive to spicy food.