Chicken Tikka Masala

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There's no need to dial up dinner when you can make this takeout classic – better, cheaper and faster – at home.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 565 g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika and ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cups diced plum tomatoes (about 8)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • half red finger hot pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Method

Marinade: In bowl, whisk together plain yogurt, hot pepper, garlic, ginger, paprika and oil.
Add chicken to marinade; toss to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Scrape chicken mixture onto foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until edges are lightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add garam masala, paprika, cumin, salt and turmeric; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, 1 cup water and tomato paste; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up tomatoes, for 10 minutes.

Add chicken mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 2 minutes. Stir in cream and cilantro; cook for 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice.

Nutritional facts per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 363 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 226.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 728 mg
  • Cholesterol 73 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 33.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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