Irresistible Chicken Tikka Masala: Revealed!

Recipe Details

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ¼cupplain yogurt

  • 2teaspoonsgaram masala

  • 2teaspoonspaprika

  • ½teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper

  • ½teaspoonsalt

  • ½teaspooncayenne pepper

  • ½teaspoonground coriander

  • 1poundskinless, boneless chicken breast – cut into 1-inch strips

  • 3tablespoonsvegetable oil

  • 1teaspooncumin seeds

  • 1largeonion, chopped

  • 2green chile peppers, minced

  • 3clovesgarlic, minced

  • 1tablespoongrated fresh ginger

  • 2mediumRoma tomatoes, diced

  • ½cuptomato paste

  • ¼cupwater

  • 1teaspoongaram masala

  • ½teaspoonground coriander

  • ½teaspoonground turmeric

  • ½teaspoonsalt, or to taste

  • ½cupheavy whipping cream

  • ½bunchfresh cilantro, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. Make the chicken: Combine yogurt, garam masala, paprika, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and coriander in a large bowl. Add chicken strips and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade and place onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each piece.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the oven and set aside.

  5. Make the sauce: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook, sirring gently, until lightly toasted and aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add chile peppers, garlic, and ginger; continue to cook and stir until onion is browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and water; cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to break down, about 10 minutes.

  6. Add garam masala, coriander, turmeric, and salt, then stir in chicken and cream until well combined; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

    Aja

Nutrition Facts

Full Nutrition Label
Servings Per Recipe4
Calories403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat
25g
32%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
927mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
18%
Total Sugars
10g
Protein
27g
54%
Vitamin C
79mg
88%
Calcium
122mg
9%
Iron
3mg
19%
Potassium
959mg
20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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