Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

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Kristi Luce


This is my daughter's favorite dish when we go to Indian resturants. I found this recipe on another site, so I made it for her and her husband while I was visiting.

It takes a little while to prepare but is soooo worth the wait. I hope you will try this recipe. It is mild even thought it has peppers in it, my 2 yr old granddaughter couldn't get enough of it.


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24 Hr 45 Min
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2 lb
chicken thighs
2 Tbsp
olive oil


1 c
plain yogurt
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
cayenne pepper
3 clove
garlic minced
4 tsp


1 Tbsp
1 clove
garlic minced
jalapeno finely chopped
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
3 tsp
1 can(s)
8 oz tomato sauce
1 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
fresh chopped cilantro

How to Make Chicken Tikka Masala


  • 1The night before, combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Stir in the chicken, making sure to coat the pieces completely. Cover and refrigerate. Mixing again in the morning and return to the frig until ready to prepare.
  • 2When chicken is done marinating heat olive oil in a Lg. skillet on medium heat. Place chicken skin side down and cook for 15 min covering pan. Turn chicken over and cook covered for 15 more minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • 3Melt butter in skillet. Saute garlic and jalapeno for about 1 min. Add cumin, paprika, salt, tomato sauce and cream. Add chicken back to the skillet and simmer on low for about 20 or until sauce thickens.
  • 4Garnish with chopped cilantro.

    Serve with favorite Indian rice dish and Naan.


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About Chicken Tikka Masala

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtag: #Indian Cusine

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