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Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is an easy-to-make, popular Indian recipe that's guaranteed to be healthier (and cheaper!) than at your favorite Indian restaurant without sacrificing taste!

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Chicken Tikka Masala is an easy-to-make, popular Indian recipe that’s guaranteed to be healthier (and cheaper!) than at your favorite Indian restaurant without sacrificing taste!

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Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken in the yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, and salt and pepper for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Brown the marinated chicken on both sides over very high heat- it shouldn’t be fully cooked, you’re just trying to get some color on it. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to pot and sauté the onions over medium heat until very soft, about five minutes.
  5. Stir in the garam masala and cayenne pepper. Sauté for a minute or so, until spices are toasted and fragrant.
  6. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for approximately 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  7. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the browned chicken. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook on low for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  8. Stir in the cream. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. Serve over rice with naan, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and sliced fresh jalapeños, if desired.

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Keywords: chicken tikka masala, Indian chicken recipes, gluten free