Monday, March 21, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala

My roommates and I made some delicious Chicken Tikka Masala last night.  We LOVE Indian food!

Chicken Tikka Masala
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 20 Minutes

1 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 tablespoons salt, or to taste
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bit size pieces
4 long skewers

1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped 
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika 
3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro 

  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.

It's so good!

1 comment:

Alisha said...

This looks absolutely delicious!! :) Thanks for sharing it.
Hope you have a wonderful night!