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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 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 Tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt (I use Himalayan salt)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee (storebought or homemade)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 28 oz. 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.


    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Excellent recipe! Requires a good bit of effort, and it is well worth the time.
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    This was very good!! Great blend of spices and tomato!! The chicken was great and the rice really added dimension to this dish!!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    double the spices and salt. best recipe
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Great, and I goofed by adding the coconut milk early. Thickened a little with wondra before adding chicken and still added some cream. Also followed suggestion of doubling the spices…except cayenne.
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    One of my favorite recipes in Yummly.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This was delicious and I will definitely make it again. I’m glad I read the reviews first and decided to double the spices. If you don’t, this dish will be pretty bland. I am a lightweight when it comes to spicy food and this was pretty spicy with the double dose of cayenne pepper, I will not do that next time. Other small tweaks I made were; I used chicken broth in place of the water because I had some left over, I used sour cream in place of the yogurt because I didn’t have yogurt on hand, and finally I used sesame oil in place of the ghee. I didn’t have ghee and a google search said sesame oil is a good substitute. Luckily I had some garlic naan from Trader Joe’s in the freezer, because it rounded out this delicious dish quite nicely.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Oh man my wife 💞😍 and I love this one. Although twerked it a bit. I added some tamarind and Kashmir 🌶️ powder for sme heat. It really was delicious 😋.
    Yummly User a year ago
    turned out good im not much of a Indian food person but i made it for my husband and he loved it
    Yummly User a year ago
    I should’ve made the sauce before the chicken because the chicken was a bit hard after sitting for a few minutes.
    Yummly User a year 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!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Not what I was expecting from a tikka Masala but still very delicious!
    Yummly User a year ago
    It was a little bland. Wouldn’t make again
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Delicious! My husband said it was one of the best meals I’ve made.
    Yummly User 2 years 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!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Really good. if you like some spice, add some chilli!
    Yummly User 2 years 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!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Loved it. Would make it spicier for personal taste. Flavors spot on
    Yummly User 2 years 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 !
    Yummly User 2 years 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!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Perfect recipe! The chicken was well-spiced and cooked to perfection!
    Yummly User 2 years 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.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Easy and tasty dinner!
    Yummly User 2 years 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!
    Yummly User 2 years 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.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    It was Excellent. I would definitely make this again.
    Yummly User 2 years 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.
    Yummly User 2 years 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
    Yummly User 3 years 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.
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    followed recipe step by step ......lovely
    Yummly User 3 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.