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Chicken Tikka Masala


Not my own recipe- taken from, submitted by Yakuta. "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."











Trans-fat Free


1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
freshly ground
1 tablespoon ginger
minced, fresh
4 tablespoons salt
or as needed
3 each chicken breasts
boneless skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
4 each skewers
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic
1 each jalapeño pepper
finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
3 tablespoons salt
or to taste
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup cream
¼ cup cilantro
chopped fresh


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.

Preheat a grill for high heat.

Lightly oil the grill grate.

Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade.

Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.

Sauté 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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 294g (10.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33354% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 12344mg 514%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 51g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 21% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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