Chicken Tikka Masala

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Jan. 10, 2007

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
Cook Time: 250 Minutes
Ready In: 250 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369Calories from Fat 211

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1512 mg63%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet