Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
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This flavorful, ethnic Indian dish will become a favorite. You can shorten marinating time and simmer time, in a pinch, but the dish will be more flavorful and tender the more time you allow.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8-10
Chicken Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbls lemon juice
  • 3 lbs chicken, cubed
Chicken Spices:
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper, grounded to a powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
Rice & Sauce Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Uncle Ben's Rice
  • 1-2 Thai peppers, depending on level of heat desired
  • 3 Tbls butter
  • 1 12-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1¼ cup whipping cream
  • 3-4 gloves garlic, minced
Sauce Spices:
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt
Chicken Directions:
  1. Combining greek yogurt, lemon juice, and spices in a bowl. Mix until combined.
  2. Add diced chicken and stir to combine.
  3. Allow chicken to marinate for an hour in the fridge.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture onto a baking sheet, evenly spread.
  5. Broil the chicken at 500° F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Rice and Sauce Directions:
  1. While the chicken cooks, prepare 2-3 cups of rice.
  2. Begin the sauce by melting butter in a large pot over a medium heat. Add spices and garlic and stir.
  3. Add tomato sauce and heavy whipping cream.
  4. Allow sauce to simmer on a low heat until the chicken is ready.
  5. Add finished chicken to the sauce and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Serve the chicken on top a bed of rice.
Recipe by A Mom's Take at