Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Prep 30 m

Cook 50 m

Ready In 80 m

4 Servings

404 Calories


"This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala--chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce. Serve with rice or warm pita bread."

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  1. 1 cup yogurt

  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  3. 2 teaspoons fresh ground cumin

  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  5. 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  6. 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  7. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  8. 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  9. 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

  10. 4 long skewers

  11. 1 tablespoon butter

  12. 1 clove garlic, minced

  13. 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  14. 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  15. 2 teaspoons paprika

  16. 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  17. 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  18. 1 cup heavy cream

  19. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.

  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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