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5 from 1 vote

Chicken Tikka Masala

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Garnish and Glaze

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10-12 boneless skinless chicken tenders, ~1 pound, cut in bite size pieces

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, veins and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

For the Chicken:

  • In a large bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, black pepper, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Stir in chicken pieces and allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.

For the Sauce:

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno and cook until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in cumin, paprika, salt, tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  • While sauce simmers, grill chicken on an oiled George Foreman grill for 6-7 minutes or place chicken on skewers and grill on an oiled barbecue for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Add grilled chicken to sauce and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve chicken over white or brown rice (or a mix), garnish with cilantro, and serve with naan.