Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicken Tikka Masala

This recipe comes from my SIL Amy. She fixed it for us when we visited last year. It was amazing! We have made it several times since then. My cousin came to visit over the weekend and we served this. When she asked for the recipe I realized I hadn't ever posted it.

Chicken Tikka Masala

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
  • salt
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and salt. Stir in chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Cook chicken on high in skillet until juices run clear
  2. Melt butter in a large heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with cumin, paprika and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add cooked chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  3. Serve with rice and naan, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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