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Chicken Tikka Masala June 24, 2009

Filed under: Chicken — tiffanyrose913 @ 5:48 pm

024 (Small)This is my favorite dish to order at Indian Restaraunt – so I was so happy to try to make it at home.  Usually I use jarred Masala sauce from Trader Joe’s, which is good, but still doesn’t taste EXACTLY like it.  This was wayyy closer, really good – I will be making this again!  I love cooking chicken this way too, marinating it in the yogurt and then broiling it makes it sooo juicy!


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 piece minced ginger (1-inchinch” long)
  • 6 bamboo skewers (6-inchinch”)


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Soak bamboo skewers in water.
  2. For sauce, melt butter on medium heat.
  3. Add garlic& jalapeno; cook 1 minute.
  4. Stir in coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala& salt.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Stir in cream; simmer to thicken- about 5 minutes.
  8. Thread chicken on skewers, and marinate (in the refrigerator) for an hour or so.
  9. Discard marinade.
  10. Grill or broil chicken, turning occasionally, to cook through- about 8 minutes.
  11. Remove chicken from skewers; add to sauce.
  12. Simmer 5 minutes.
  13. Garnish with cilantro Serve with basmati rice, naan or pita bread.

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