Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala


"This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala - Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce. Serve with rice or warm pita bread."


2 h 20 m servings 404 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 4499 mg
  • 180%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 2444 Ratings


I have visited 4 different Indian restaurants over the last 2 years (since being introduced to Indian food). I LOVE chicken tikka masala. This recipe tastes above and beyond all the restaurant...

This was sooo good! We loved it! I did make some changes. In the marinade, I used 1 tsp. garam masala instead of cinnamon, and only 1 tsp salt. I marinated all day. For the sauce, I used 3 ...

Excellent with the following changes--1) For medium heat, omit all cayenne pepper. Believe it or not the black pepper in the marinade provides plenty of heat. 2) Choose a jalapeno pepper with a...

Good grief! This recipe as written has WAY too much salt in it! My fiance and I couldn't even finish it, the salt was overpowering. 7 teaspoons in all. I am going to try it again with about 1/2 ...

This is excellent, tastes just like at our local restaurant. I made the following changes: for the marinade I used 5 tsp of garam masala in place of the cumin/cinnamon/cayenne (it's a mixture ...

This recipe was so delicious that my toes curled up, I fell over in a pleasure-induced coma, and floated to heaven! I will never have to go to an Indian restaurant again for my favorite dish! Th...

Minus the salt we absolutely loved this recipe! Added 2 tsp of garam masala to the yogurt marinade. Never made it to the tomato cream sauce as my boys were hovering around the grill eating the...

We loved this. I did change a few things after reading a few other reviews. I only added 1/2 the jalapeno pepper, I reduced the salt to 1 tsp in the marinade, and 1/2 tsp in the sauce. I used 1 ...

This was so salty, we couldn't even eat it! I should have salted to taste, but instead went by the recipe. I thought it would be okay since I like salt anyway. I really can't say how good it ...