This Chicken Tikka Masala tastes as good as it looks! Easy to make, tastes delish and healthy to boot. What more can you ask for?
This Chicken Tikka Masala dish is a favorite of ours. Not only is this dish absolutely beautiful with it’s yellow and orange coloring, but it also tastes delish!
You would think that a dish like this with all its pretty colors would be challenging to make. Not the case. This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make. Easy and quick enough to make that you can easily whip this one up on a weeknight.
If you are wondering where the beautiful yellowish hue comes from, its thanks to the Turmeric. If you are not familiar with Turmeric, its a key ingredient in many Asian dishes.
Ground Turmeric can be a little bitter but combined with the other spices in this recipe, the flavor is out of this world! If you really dig Turmeric and like spicy mustards, give my Jalapeno Mustard a try.
A couple of things to be mindful of when working with raw chicken.
1- Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
2- Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
3- Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
4- Wash all utensils and cutting board (if applicable).
5- If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don’t ever use the juice from the marinade.
6- Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
So if you are looking for an easy to make and great tasting Chicken Tikka Masala dish, you need to give this one a try. Easy to make and healthy to boot, you won’t be disappointed. While I often serve this dish with Jasmine or Basmati rice, you can also serve it with Naan Bread.
How to make this Chicken Tikka Masala recipe.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions have softened. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Add chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Gradually add half and half and mix until well combined.
Serve with Rice or Naan Bread.
Chicken Tikka Masala
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 lb Chicken Breast(s), Cooked into 1-inch cubes
- 1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 14 oz Petite Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
- 1/3 Cup Half-and-Half
how to make this recipe
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
- Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until the onions have softened. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Add chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Gradually add half and half and mix until well combined.
- Serve with Rice or Naan Bread.
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