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Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

September/October 2010

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One of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. and the U.K., chicken tikka masala usually involves several steps including marinating and grilling the chicken before simmering in a curried tomato cream sauce. We’ve simplified it to a one-skillet dish and lightened it by increasing the vegetables, omitting the butter and using less cream. Serve with brown basmati rice and, for dessert, dates.



READER'S COMMENT:
"You could grill it in an oven proof metal dish and follow the same recipe. The marinade [use the same spices but drop out the flour and add curds] would have made it more tasty.Let the chicken soak it up for 15 minutes. Instead of the...
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

22 Reviews for Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

06/02/2011
Delicious - converted to gluten & dairy free

I used brown rice flour for the flour, and coconut milk (the thick creamy kind) for the cream. Also I subbed mild curry powder, extra tumeric, coriander and a dash of cayenne for the garam marsala just because I was out. I added a diced zucchini to the onion mixture. It was excellent and I will make it again.

quick, nutritious, easy to modify
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01/08/2011
Makes a lot of food!

My sweetie liked this more than I did. I added 1.5 times the spice mixture & used fire-roasted tomatoes, as recommended by others, since we prefer a more flavorful dish. I think it still needed a little more flavor. Plus, it was more time consuming than I expected. But definitely try it b/c it is a different preparation for chicken, which is fun.

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11/10/2010
Anonymous

You could grill it in an oven proof metal dish and follow the same recipe. The marinade [use the same spices but drop out the flour and add curds] would have made it more tasty.Let the chicken soak it up for 15 minutes. Instead of the cream in step 4 you could use beaten dahi/curds/yogurt, but after that use gentle heat and warm the gravy and don't raise the heat too high or it will curdle. This would lower the calories and the taste would yet be super. Jose' Cordeiro

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11/03/2010
Anonymous

Absolutely wonderful. This was so delicious and easy. Even my picky 2-year-old asked for seconds! The second time I made this, I added some red pepper flakes for heat and some chickpeas for some added heft. If you like Indian food, you MUST try this recipe. It tastes just as good as any I've had out in Indian restaurants.

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10/11/2010
Anonymous

I am so excited to eat this for dinner tonight! I made it while my kids are napping and will heat it up tonight. Took a taste and YUM! Cannot wait! I plan to serve it over Basmati rice. I couldn't find the Garam Masala seasoning either so I took my first trip to the Indian grocery store not too far from my house! I would recommend getting the ginger that you can squeeze from a tube. It's really just as good and so much easier. A real time saver.

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