CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time50 mins

 1 cup Yoghurt
 1 tsp lemon juice
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp cayenne pepper
 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
 4 tsp salt
 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
 4 long skewers
 1 tbsp butter
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
 2 tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp paprika
 1 can tomato sauce
 1 cup heavy cream
 ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

1

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2

Preheat a grill for high heat.

3

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

4

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Ingredients

 1 cup Yoghurt
 1 tsp lemon juice
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp cayenne pepper
 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
 4 tsp salt
 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
 4 long skewers
 1 tbsp butter
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
 2 tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp paprika
 1 can tomato sauce
 1 cup heavy cream
 ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

1

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2

Preheat a grill for high heat.

3

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

4

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Chicken Tikka Masala
2017-08-04T15:18:22+00:00