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.

"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

Eating well?!

To be fair, I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I am disappointed that they are usually canola oil. I was googling recipes using turmeric for its health benefits. I will be adapting this recipe when I use it :(

Quick and easy!

This is the first time I have prepared this dish. It was great to try it with an easy recipe. Very tasty!

Easy ingredients.
A new family favorite

I made this tonight exactly as the recipe stated, and served it with basmati rice and a salad. It was a delicious, inexpensive and easy weeknight meal. I thought the seasonings were perfect but next time would add a little red pepper as one reviewer indicated. I loved the big tomato chunks from using the whole tomatoes. They give it another layer of texture and flavor, and the tomatoes don't get lost in the sauce. I would use a lower-fat dairy rather than whipping cream next time next time just to bring the calories down. My husband liked this so much he said he wants this dish once a week.

Wow. Easy, fast and flavorful
Quick, simple, DELICIOUS!

I loved this recipe! I changed it just a bit ( used cumin instead of tumeric, and used a can of diced tomao and a can of sauce) because its what i ad in the pantry. I will e adding this recipe to my cookbook!

Fast, easy, and tasted great
very fragrant while cooking, but less flavor than expected

I made according to the recipe, and it was good. I especially liked what the cilantro garnish added. There were many flavors in the dish, but they were all fairly subtle. I guess I was expecting bolder flavors based on the fragrance of the dish as it cooked. I think the reviewer before me had a good idea adding curry powder and dried chilis, and I may try that if I make this again.


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