Monday, August 27, 2007

Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian dish is awesome. It doesn't have curry, but it does have a ton of spices. It's different, but delicious. I have done it without skewering & grilling the chicken. I just cut it up in bite size pieces, marinated it, then baked or broiled it in the oven. It was a lot less work and almost as good.

Chicken Tikka Masala>>
1 cup plain yogurt>
1 Tbsp lemon juice>
2 tsp ground cumin>
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper>
1 tsp freshly ground pepper>
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger>
1 tsp salt>
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces>>
4 long skewers>
1 Tbsp butter>
1 clove garlic, minced>
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped>
2 tsp ground cumin>
2 tsp paprika>
1 tsp salt>
1 8oz. can tomato sauce>
1 cup heavy cream (I've used half and half and it wasn't bad)
>1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro>
>1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 tsp cumin, cinnamon,>cayenne, pepper, ginger, and 1 tsp salt. Stir in chicken, cover,>refrigerate 1 hour.>2. Preheat a grill for high heat.>3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard>marinade. Grill 5 min. on each side.>4. Melt butter in a large skillet. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1>minute.>Season with 2 tsp cumin, paptrika and 1 tsp 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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3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this! It looks so good. I think my rugs will like- they love thai food so they're used to spicy :)

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  2. Dar, if you have any good Thai recipes (I'm sure you do) please share! I love Thai food and have missed it ever since we moved from Seattle. There were lots of good Thai restaurants there. Didn't Holbs go on his mission to Thailand?

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  3. We love it, too. Yes, he went there...so we make it at least once a week. I'll email you the recipes i did for gourmet dinner night last year- I have tons more, they are pretty "authentic" so most people don't like them too much but you might :)

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