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Easy Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Looking for a simple Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe? This recipe for Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala is easy to make and tastes amazing. This recipe is easily customized for your love of spicy foods so that anyone can enjoy it.

chicken tikka masala with naan

Easy Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

 love Indian food, it is so flavorful and delicious. I found this recipe for Chicken Tikka Marsala several years ago and never looked back. Chunks of chicken breast marinated in spices and yogurt then grilled to perfection and simmered in a flavorful creamy tomato sauce. My husband and I agree that this recipe is even better than the local Indian restaurant in town. I personally like my Indian food really spicy, however, my husband cannot handle the heat so I usually cut down on the cayenne pepper and jalapeno for him. Otherwise, he would be sitting at the dining room table sweating and in pain! If you like it spicy though, go ahead and add an extra teaspoon of cayenne pepper and the whole jalapeno pepper.

No Indian meal is complete without some garlic naan and to help you handle the heat, go ahead and make some baba ghanoush which is perfect to help cool down your mouth!

What do I Serve With the Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe?

Whenever you are serving Chicken Tikka Masala you want to make sure you have naan. This is a classic addition to almost any Indian meal that you definitely want to include. You can also serve this with rice. It can be a great addition for the heat of this recipe.

Can This Be Cooked In The Oven Instead of a Grill?

If you wanted to bake this in the oven instead of a grill you certainly can. You can bake the skewers or you can bake the chicken in a pan with some of the marinades. No matter what you make these, you are going to love them.

Can These Be A Freezer Meal?

I love to make an extra batch of a recipe whenever I can. Freezer meals are great when you want home-cooked meals but do not have time to cook. Pull your freezer meal out, bake it and you have a fresh dinner that is better than anything you can order in. Chicken Tikka Masala is a great freezer meal. Add everything together and bake the chicken instead of grilling it on skewers. This will let you be able to add it to a freezer bag after baking and then have it for another night.

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Plain yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh ginger
  • Salt
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Butter
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garam masala
  • Tomato sauce
  • Heavy cream
  • Fresh cilantro

How to Make Chicken Tikka Masala

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat a grill for high heat.

In a large heavy skillet over medium heat melt butter. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Stir in cumin, paprika, salt, and garam masala. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.

Add grilled chicken to the sauce mixture and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with garlic naan.

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 4.5 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours

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Looking for a simple Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe? This recipe for Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala is easy to make and tastes amazing. This recipe is easily customized for your love of spicy foods so that anyone can enjoy it.


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Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

Sauce:

  • 4 long skewers
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  3. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat melt butter. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Stir in cumin, paprika, salt, and garam masala. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Add grilled chicken to the sauce mixture and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with garlic naan.

Notes

Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: chicken tikka masala

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