Chicken Tikka Masala
Author: Amira Ibrahim
Ingredients
For the chicken
  • 1 cup yogurt.
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin.
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced.
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces.
For the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon butter.
  • 2 cloves garlic minced.
  • 1 small onion diced.
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin.
  • 2 teaspoon paprika.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 can tomato sauce.
  • 1 can coconut milk.
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala.
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
Instructions
  1. In a ziploc bag, combine the first 7 ingredients. Stir in chicken, seal and refrigerate for 2 hour.
  2. Thread chicken onto skewers, discard marinade and grill about 5 minutes each side.
  3. Or you can bake in 425 preheated oven on a lightly oiled rack for 10-15 minutes, turning once.
  4. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion,garlic and jalapeño for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the spices, tomato sauce and the coconut milk, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until thickened.
  6. Add the chicken and continue simmering for another 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with naan bread or basmati rice, garnished with cilantro.
  8. Enjoy!!