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Chicken Tikka Masala

India.Grill's picture
This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala - Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce.
  Yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Minced ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 , cut into pieces
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , finely chopped
  Paprika 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Preheat a grill for high heat.

3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.

4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons 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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Dry Curry
Holiday, Everyday, Party, Healthy
Cheese, Chicken, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
250 Minutes
Ready In: 
285 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369 Calories from Fat 211

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 14 g70.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 137.9 mg46%

Sodium 1512.8 mg63%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.1%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A 62.3% Vitamin C 20%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 17.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


nitin's picture
This is my all time favorite dish. Its great for atkins too :)
butterbites's picture
Chef Vikas has a great Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe Ya'all can check it out.
Anonymous's picture
this is a delicious recipe, i sauted an onion before i added the spices to make the sauce, and a little cilantro while cooking yum!
Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe