Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chicken Tikka Masala

The whole family loved this dish- even my three-year old was using his naan bread to get every last bit of sauce from the pan.  This recipe was brought to my attention by Hick Chick, so thanks!  ;)  It was simple to prepare and rich with flavor.  I added a few shakes of Garam Masala... I love that stuff and couldn't help myself.  We ate this over rice, with sauteed ginger-aspagarus on the side, and grilled naan bread.  Ohhhhh, yeah!! 

Chicken Tikka Masala
adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half

Combine all ingredients except chicken. Pour sauce over chicken and refrigerate for one hour. Grill chicken on an outdoor grill, until done.  If that is not available, you can also cook the chicken on a skillet.  Discard marinade.

1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala, optional
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for one minute. Season with cumin, paprika, garam masala,  and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 15-20 minutes. Add grilled chicken and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve over hot rice.

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Bethany said...

Yum. I am a novice to Indian food and just had this for the first time at a local Indian restaurant. It is so tasty! I am looking forward to this trying this recipe.

Susie said...

I need to make this again soon - it is so good!

Melanie said...

Wow! Your picture looks fantastic! This is one of our family's favorite meals...glad you liked it, too!

LadyJayPee said...

We're not huge Indian food fans, but this is on my "to-make" list!