1 hr 10 mins
Winks #5's Note:
Spicy 'Indian' dish who's origin is disputed. Voted the UK's most popular dish. This version is from America's Test Kitchen. Chicken is cubed after it is cooked to keep it moist.
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- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup plain yogurt (see note)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, diced fine (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 fresh serrano chili, ribs and seeds removed, flesh minced (see note)
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon garam masala (see note)
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1This dish is best when prepared with whole-milk yogurt, but low-fat yogurt can be substituted. For a spicier dish, do not remove the ribs and seeds from the chile. If you prefer, substitute 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper for the garam masala. The sauce can be made ahead, refrigerated for up to 4 days in an airtight container, and gently reheated before adding the hot chicken. Serve with basmati rice.
- 2FOR THE CHICKEN: Combine cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with spice mixture, pressing gently so mixture adheres. Place chicken on plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, garlic, and ginger; set aside.
- 3FOR THE SAUCE: Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile, tomato paste, and garam masala; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream and return to simmer. Remove pan from heat and cover to keep warm.
- 4While sauce simmers, adjust oven rack to upper-middle position (about 6 inches from heating element) and heat broiler. Using tongs, dip chicken into yogurt mixture (chicken should be coated with thick layer of yogurt) and arrange on wire rack set in foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Discard excess yogurt mixture. Broil chicken until thickest parts register 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer and exterior is lightly charred in spots, 10 to 18 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through cooking.
- 5Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then cut into 1-inch chunks and stir into warm sauce (do not simmer chicken in sauce). Stir in cilantro, adjust seasoning with salt, and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicken Tikka Masala
Serving Size: 1 (400 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 678.4
- Calories from Fat 362
- Total Fat 40.3 g
- Saturated Fat 14.0 g
- Cholesterol 207.6 mg
- Sodium 1475.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 6.8 g
- Protein 55.2 g