Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

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Chicken Tikka Masala
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  1. Combine garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, and cumin in a small bowl. Whisk yogurt, salt, and half of spice mixture in a medium bowl; add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and chill 4-6 hours. Cover and chill remaining spice mixture.
  2. Heat ghee in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion, tomato paste, cardamom, and chiles and cook, stirring often, until tomato paste has darkened and onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add remaining half of spice mixture and cook, stirring often, until bottom of pot begins to brown, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes with juices, crushing them with your hands as you add them. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often and scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot, until sauce thickens, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add cream and chopped cilantro. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 30-40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack inside sheet. Arrange chicken on rack in a single layer. Broil until chicken starts to blacken in spots (it will not be cooked through), about 10 minutes.
  6. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces, add to sauce, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Serve with rice and cilantro sprigs.
  7. DO AHEAD: Chicken can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; chill. Reheat before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 496.84 Kcal (2080 kJ)
Calories from fat 243.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.04g 42%
Cholesterol 163.52mg 55%
Sodium 1033.95mg 43%
Potassium 1259.01mg 27%
Total Carbs 30.46g 10%
Sugars 16.09g 64%
Dietary Fiber 4.46g 18%
Protein 37.13g 74%
Vitamin C 18.6mg 31%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 154.4mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 107.21 Kcal (449 kJ)
Calories from fat 52.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.83g 42%
Cholesterol 35.29mg 55%
Sodium 223.12mg 43%
Potassium 271.68mg 27%
Total Carbs 6.57g 10%
Sugars 3.47g 64%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 18%
Protein 8.01g 74%
Vitamin C 4mg 31%
Iron 0.6mg 16%
Calcium 33.3mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.4
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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