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Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice by Coll'sCookin'

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  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice by Coll'sCookin'

    Posted April 14, 2005 09:48 AM

    Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice
    Source: Chicago Tribune Food Section

    serves 4

    1 1/2 to 2# boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes
    6-8 bamboo skewers (pre-soaked in water)

    Marinade Ingredients:
    1 C plain yogurt
    2 T lemon juice
    2 teaspoons each: ground cumin, ground red pepper, fresh ground black pepper
    1 teaspoons each: ground cinnamon, salt
    1 piece (1/2" long) ginger root, peeled and minced

    Sauce: (I double this)
    1 T unsalted butter
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 jalapeno chili pepper, minced (with seeds for addded heat)
    2 teaspoon corrinader
    1 teaspoon each: ground cumin, paprika, *garam masala
    1/2 t salt
    1 8oz can tomato sauce
    1 C whipping cream (carton)

    Make Marinade:
    combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, salt and ginger in a medium bowl / zip lock bag. Stir in chicken. Marinate for one hour
    Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
    Thread chicken on skewers and discard marinade.

    For Sauce: (double)

    Melt butter in a large deep skillet over med/low heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, cook 1 minute.
    Stir in: corriander, cumin, paprika, *garam masal and salt. Stir in tomato sauce, simmer 15 minutes.
    ***Remove from heat until 5 minutes before chicken is done grilling.
    Stir in whipping cream, simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

    3) Meanwhile: heat grill to medium high or heat broiler. Grill or broil chicken, turning until done and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
    4) Remove chicken from skewers and set aside. Add to sauce, simmer 5 minutes, and serve over *Basmati rice.

    *Garam masala and Basmati rice can be found in Indian markets

  • #2
    We made this again yesterday for our guests and they LOVED it!

    Remember that if you like your meals spicier add a more rounded measure.