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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then grilled or baked in Conventional Oven or traditional Indian Tandoor served in rich and aromatic tomato cream sauce. It is popular in countries all over the world as Tikka Masala. This recipe is one of the best example of an Indian Curry which does not require Turmeric or Curry Powder.

Chicken Tikka (marinated chicken grilled to perfection) is a an excellent snack or main course dish on its own, addition of Tikka Masala (Rich tomato Gravy) gives chicken depth of spicy flavor and makes it simple irresistible. Enjoy Chicken Tikka Masala with Indian style Naan Bread or Roti.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Serves 2

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    1. Wash chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel. Cut it in 3" to 4" pieces. For best results, make sure that chicken is fully dry (no water dripping). In a bowl take yogurt, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp garlic paste, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp Red pepper powder and mix well. Add chicken pieces and make sure to coat marinade to all sides. cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hour. So that chicken absorbs flavor from marinade.
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    2. Skew chicken pieces and grill on a charcoal grill till done. You can also use conventional Oven (400 degree F) for about 20-25 minutes or till fully cooked.
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    3. Once chicken is cooked, set aside. If cooking in oven, make sure to turn skewers upside down half way through cooking.
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    4. For Sauce, melt butter in a pan, add garam amsala and fry till fragrant (30 seconds). Add ginger, garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. Now add tomato puree , remaining red pepper powder and salt . Fry for 5-6 minutes. Add 1 cup water, bring to boil and simmer till sauce thickens. Add honey and mix well. Then add cooked chicken, stir to combine.
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    5. Just before serving, add heavy cream and serve with your choice of side dish.

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  1. @Raj, thanks for visiting ChefDeHome. I am glad you liked Butter Chicken recipe.
  2. I Like Ithis
  3. Super easy to make with help of these pictures, I tried this recipe and i give it +1 in taste and presentation, thanks for sharing
  4. Nicely done! I especially like the easy to follow layout, including the larger photos. Can't wait to try the recipe - thanks.
  5. Wow! This is the closest I have ever gotten to the Butter chicken at my favorite Indian restaurant. Thank You so much, I know I will be making this once a week. Next time I will reduce the salt a bit, but it is wonderful
  6. This was SO good!! And easy!