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.


  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 :)

  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?

  3. We love it, too. Yes, he went 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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