Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicken Tikka Masala

Oh my we loved this recipe. The original recipe called for a little more "heat" but I can't handle too much spice so I omitted a jalapeno and cut down the cayenne pepper. It was awesome! We grabbed some garlic naan from an Indian restaurant across the street and it was a great meal!

Chicken Tikka Masala
Adapted from My Kitchen Cafe

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine all ingredients except chicken. Pour sauce over chicken and refrigerate for one hour. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces and grill or cook chicken in frying pan. Discard marinade

1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup cream

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for one minute. Season with cumin, paprika and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over hot rice.