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Chicken Tikka Masala

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (large, cut into 1-1/2" to 2" pieces, about 1.25kg | 2.75lbs)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I use Himalayan salt)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (storebought or homemade)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley plus more for garnish)
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    Calories550Calories from Fat330
    Total Fat37g57%
    Saturated Fat19g95%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat330
    Total Carbohydrate27g9%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C45%

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


    Dabney 2 months ago
    turned out good im not much of a Indian food person but i made it for my husband and he loved it
    Tommy 3 months ago
    I should’ve made the sauce before the chicken because the chicken was a bit hard after sitting for a few minutes.
    Lindsay Muir 4 months ago
    Love this recipe! Definitely worth a trip to an Indian grocery store to stock up on spices. I would recommend using chicken thighs instead of breasts - so tasty! My new favorite way of getting delicious charred and flavorful chicken without needing a grill!
    Lawrence B. 5 months ago
    Not what I was expecting from a tikka Masala but still very delicious!
    Scott 5 months ago
    It was a little bland. Wouldn’t make again
    Cindy G. 6 months ago
    Delicious! My husband said it was one of the best meals I’ve made.
    Allison Connor 7 months ago
    This was DELICIOUS! Absolutely delicious! I’ve been wanting to make Tikka Masala for a long time. I finally did using Sonia’s recipe, and I am so glad! Thank you to The Healthy Foodie and to Yummly! My husband thanks you, too!
    Ruth Cusack 7 months ago
    Really good. if you like some spice, add some chilli!
    Roberts 8 months ago
    I would crush the tomatoes even more so they aren’t as chunky. I would use less tomatoes to have a less acidic flavor... so perhaps using 50-75% of the recommended amount. Other than that, it tasted almost the exact same as our local favorite Indian reataurant!
    Shane Thompson 10 months ago
    Loved it. Would make it spicier for personal taste. Flavors spot on
    Verma 10 months ago
    Very nice recipe! I tweaked it a bit for a slightly spicy palette by adding a little more red cayenne pepper and a Pinch of sugar to offset the tangy taste of tomatoes !
    Tim a year ago
    Whole family gave this recipe thumbs up! Delicious flavor and we served it on top of Jasmine rice. I did add a dollop of yogurt to the sauce when I added the heavy cream. Will definitely make this dish again!
    Barakat a year ago
    Perfect recipe! The chicken was well-spiced and cooked to perfection!
    Juli Afanador a year ago
    added more spices than the recipe called for; it had a strong tomato flavor that we wanted to fill out with some turmeric and crushed red pepper. after we made our adjustments, it was delicious! the texture was lovely and the portions were great.
    Jim a year ago
    Easy and tasty dinner!
    DJ a year ago
    Turned out really good. I did tweak the spice amounts to my liking. For those that want more flavor or spice considering increasing the spice amounts listed. But overall easy recipe to follow. Thank you!
    Hacman Adrian a year ago
    just perfect...I didn't put all the spices, but it was gorgeos!
    Yummly User a year ago
    I made this with some modifications based on another recipe from Aarti on food network. Instead of ginger and garlic I used garlic ginger paste from an international store. ($2). Stuff is amazing. Do yourself a favor and use boneless skinless chicken thighs, more forgiving than breasts. 1.5 pounds for two people. Marinade consisted of GG paste, yogurt, and spices as listed. Sauce started with a little olive oil as well as 3 tbs butter, 1/2 chopped onion, 2 minced Serrano peppers, GG paste and 2 tbs tomato paste. Simmer on lowest setting. Just grill the chicken on the stove and follow it up with a few minutes in a hot oven. Taste the sauce along the way, chances are you will need to add something. Remember garam masala is just a blend of cardamom, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Toss in some chopped Mehti leaves while simmering. When done, carefully put in a blender (pain but worth it). This will give it a creamy consistent texture. Put sauce back in the pan add the chicken and 1/2 to full cup of heavy cream. This will give it that classic orangish look and give a richness. Simmer 5-10 minutes more. Boom perfect. Serve with warm naan bread.
    The Mad King a year ago
    It was Excellent. I would definitely make this again.
    Harriet a year ago
    It was delicious. I prepped everything the day before, so the next day there was little to do. I served it with coconut sticky rice.
    Sam Rosiek a year ago
    I thought it was delicious, used coconut milk not cream and added an extra 1/2 cup. Spicy but good. Husband said it was too tangy. Perfect with rice Made home made naan to sop up sauce. A lot left over to freeze. Next time will cut sauce in half or add more chicken as I used s chicken filets not chicken breasts
    Iris Nazareta a year ago
    I loved and and so did my family. I knew it was good when I saw the biggest critic go “Mmmm, this is so good” as she dipped her naan through the sauce.
    followed recipe step by step ......lovely
    Kearah 2 years ago
    Very good. Substituted powdered ginger. Added a tbs of curry powder as it had essentially the same spices in it, figured it couldn’t hurt. Used cardamom pods- inner and ground those, extra step but the fragrance was wonderful. For the chicken, did not bab it, used a cast iron grill skillet, prechopped the pieces and tossed in marinade- put in skillet on high 4 min on each side then 6 min in oven at 420, turned our great (and a bit easier to work with) Served with home made naan! Family loved it. Perfect amount of heat.
    lidokat 2 years ago
    turned out great but I did use the coconut milk and added some cayenne and extra paprika
    Contero 2 years ago
    this came out ok. definitely was not my favorite tasted like it was missing something. we are going to try another recipe to compare
    The Bezzants 2 years ago
    this was really good! i used coconut milk instead of heavy cream, but i couldn't really taste it. b probably would be the same either way
    Nichole Herrington 2 years ago
    it had good flavor but i think the cinnamon was too much for us. reminded us of a candle and it was just not a good one for me and the family. my daughters didn't like it either and its hard to get them to eat new foods. we have a 4 year old and a nine year old.
    DERRICK KASIRYE 2 years ago
    it is delicious, great
    Miron 2 years ago
    Very delicious and tasty. I didn’t have coriander or cardamom, but used chili powder and tumeric instead and was still amazing.