Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala is chunks of spicy marinated chicken pieces grilled and simmered in a creamy tomato sauce. It’s a staple on any Indian restaurant menu and is hugely popular in the UK. In fact, it’s even been dubbed as 'Britain’s National dish'.

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Ingredients
- Serves 4 +
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1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
8 ounce Tomato Sauce
2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
1/3 cup Heavy Cream
1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
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STEP 1
In a mixing bowl, add all the marinade ingredients. This starts with Plain Yogurt (1/2 cup), Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon), Fresh Ginger (1/2 tablespoon).
STEP 2
Then add Garlic (1 clove), Cayenne Pepper (1/2 tablespoon), Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon), Ground Black Pepper (1 teaspoon), and Salt (1 teaspoon). Stir well.
STEP 3
Then add the Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (2), cut into cube-size pieces, and mix well so that all the pieces are well coated with the marinade and let it sit for a couple of hours (or overnight).
STEP 4
After the chicken has marinated, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), then spread the pieces out one at a time on a well greased baking sheet.
STEP 5
Pop them in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
STEP 6
Then switch the oven to broiler and let the chicken brown or even develop a few burned spots for another 5-6 minutes.
STEP 7
While the chicken is cooking, you can prepare the sauce. Start by melting Butter (2 tablespoon) a skillet or a deep fry pan.
STEP 8
Add to it the Garlic (1 clove) and the Jalapeño Pepper (1).
STEP 9
Add Garam Masala (1/2 teaspoon), Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon) and Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon). Stir and fry the spices for a few seconds.
STEP 10
Pour in Tomato Sauce (8 ounce).
STEP 11
Season with Salt (1 teaspoon) and let it bubble for a few minutes.
STEP 12
Then turn the heat to low and pour in Heavy Cream (1/3 cup).
STEP 13
Add Granulated Sugar (1 teaspoon) for sweetness, stir well, cover and let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes.
STEP 14
Now, simply add the chicken to the sauce with Fresh Cilantro (1 handful) and mix well.
STEP 15
Garnish with some more fresh cilantro and serve hot with Indian flat bread (naan) or steamed rice.
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Alice Chapman
Masala is my ultimate favorite. I'm taking Roberts advice a putting less cayenne!
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