Chicken Tikka Masala

Chef Brandon from Blue Lemon spiced things up today with a delicious chicken tikka masala recipe. Find a Blue Lemon location near you at bluelemon.com.
 
Chicken Tikka Masala
 
SAUCE
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups tomato puree
  •  ¾ cup water
  •  ½ cup heavy cream
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  •  ½ cup fresh chopped garlic
Directions:
  1. In a bowl whisk together the coriander, cumin, cardamom, nutmeg, paprika, cayenne and grated ginger
  2. In a sauce pan sauté the onion in the butter over medium high heat till well caramelized
  3. Turn down the heat to medium heat and stir in the ginger spice blend, then add tomato puree, water, heavy cream and salt then bring to a boil
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
 
CHICKEN:
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro
Directions:
  1. Mix the yogurt, lime juice, 2 tablespoons peanut oil and garlic together and rub the chicken breasts with the mixture. Let the chicken sit while the sauce is being cooked
  2. Heat a pan to medium high heat and add the remaining peanut oil
  3. Once the pan is hot, cook the chicken breasts. If the chicken starts to char turn the heat down
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, dice the chicken and add it to the simmering sauce for about 5 minutes
  5. Season the dish with salt, pepper and fresh chopped cilantro

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