Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
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A quick and easy version of tikka masala using our spice blend.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: serves 4
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (2½ in) peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 1½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. freshley ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 tsp. tikka masala spice blend, divided
  • 2 tbsp. ghee, EVOO or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup plain full fat or low fat yogurt (not Greek)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Naan or basmati rice for serving
  1. Pulse ginger, garlic and onion in food processor until finely chepped.
  2. Toss chicken with 1½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper and 1 tsp. tikka masala blend in medium bowl.
  3. Heat oil over med. high heat in a large skillet.
  4. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes
  5. Transfer chicken to a clean bowl
  6. Heat same skillet over med.heat, add butter, onion mixture, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and translucent, about 3 minutes
  8. Add tomato paste and remaining 3 tsp tikka masala blend
  9. Cook, stirring constantly, about 30 seconds
  10. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 2 min.
  11. Return chicken to pan and cook until warmed through, about 1 min.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and lemon juice
  13. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed
  14. Divide among 4 plates, top with cilantro and serve with naan or serve over rice.


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