Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala! 10000x better (and faster) than take-out! And the chicken is perfectly tender with the creamiest, most flavor-packed sauce ever!


Chicken Tikka Masala


It’s time for us to get our international groove on! My cute Zac, loves to cook and it can be your ordinary cuisine. He made this dish a couple of years ago and Andie loves it and begged for him to make it again. The men of the family love it spicy but I’m a wimp and like the milder version.

Remember, if you like it spicy, leave in the seeds in the jalapeno, and for a milder taste remove the seeds.

Chicken Tikka Masala


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 long skewers
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, ground

Chicken Tikka Masala


  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Soak skewers in water.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, fenugreek seeds, cardamom and 1/2 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

4 thoughts on “Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala”

  1. G'day from Oz! I've just pinned your delicious recipe to my Say G'Day Saturday board. Thanks so much for linking up! I love chicken tikka and your recipe sounds amazing!

    Hope you can join in again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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