Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala is best fit in literally all kinds of get-together’s, family gatherings and even self-enjoyments.
The dish is just, without all peradventure, dazzling and quirky to every bit of its content.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Luna Regina


For the chicken breasts:

  • 9 oz skinless boneless chicken breast 1 1/2 medium, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to coat

For the Masala sauce:

  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 tsp garlic 1/2 clove, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 8 oz unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half


  • Skewers



  • Combine all the ingredients for the chicken breasts that have been listed above (except for the cooking oil) into a large bowl. Stir them all together until the chicken breasts are well marinated.
  • Let your chicken sit still in at least 1 hour afterwards, but yes, I’ll always suggest you to leave it overnight in the fridge if possible. The flavor will sure be much more bursting.


    Step 1. Grill chicken:

    • Oil the grill grate with oil, then preheat the grill in high heat.
    • Thread chicken pieces onto skewers. I had 4 pieces on each skewer. Depends on your skewers' length, you should dispose your chicken in a rational way.
    • Grill with the heat of 500 degrees F in the oven.

    Step 2. Make the sauce:

    • Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute. Season with cumin, paprika and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens (about 20 minutes).
    • Add grilled chicken and let simmer for 10 minutes.

    Step 3. Serve:

    • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro. There, you're done.



    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 486IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg