Chicken Tikka Masala

I've been making this Chicken Tikka Masala for a while now, but I'm just finally getting around to sharing it. I love easy and delicious meals like this that not only taste good, but are filling, too.

This dish is perfect for summer because you get to use your grill and only have to make a simple sauce on the stove.
If you're a big fan of Indian food like I am, then you will love this recipe. It calls for mostly pantry ingredients and couldn't be any easier to make.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Adapted from 71Toes
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of cayenne pepper
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
2 chicken breasts, butterflied

1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. garlic
1 small jalapeño, finely diced
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 cup cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl and add chicken breasts; stirring to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Heat grill to 400 degrees F and grill each side for 5 minutes, turning once. Discard marinade.
3. While chicken is on the grill, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic and jalapeño for 1 minute. Season with cumin, paprika and salt.
4. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.
5. Slice the grilled chicken and stir into sauce. Simmer for 10 more minutes.

6. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.


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