FOOD

Chicken Tikka Masala

Bring home the delicious flavors of your favorite Indian restaurant with this savory, spicy chicken tikka masala!

FOOD

Chicken Tikka Masala

Bring home the delicious flavors of your favorite Indian restaurant with this savory, spicy chicken tikka masala!

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, chopped into pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Masala

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Steps

Chicken

  1. Marinate the chicken: In a large bowl, rub the chicken with salt and lemon juice. Add the ginger, garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, garam masala, oil and cream.
  2. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for 6 hours up to overnight.

Masala

  1. Make the masala: In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions until golden, approximately 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add ginger and garlic, and saute for another minute or two.
  3. Add the coriander, turmeric, chili powder and paprika. Stir for 10 to 20 seconds, then add a tablespoon of yogurt. Stir and fry until it is absorbed.
  4. Add the remaining yogurt a tablespoon at a time until all is used.
  5. Add tomatoes and fry them for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the stock and salt and bring to a simmer.
  7. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes. The sauce should turn thick.
  8. Stir in the garam masala and cilantro.
  9. Cook the chicken: Skewer 4 to 5 pieces of marinated chicken and grill on high heat for 6 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Remove from skewers and serve with masala and rice.