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This Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala Is Perfect For Dinner Tonight

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Chicken Marinade:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 lemon

125 grams yogurt

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons garam masala

2 teaspoons paprika

Bamboo or wooden skewers


3 tablespoons oil

1 large onion, chopped finely

2 tablespoons ginger, minced

8 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons garam masala

1 tablespoons tomato puree

800 grams tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes

300 milliliters water

250 milliliters cream

Chopped coriander, to garnish

Rice and naan, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 500°F/260°C.

2. Slice the chicken into bite-size chunks, then combine the chicken with the rest of the chicken marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix until evenly coated, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Skewer the marinated chicken pieces on bamboo skewers, then place them over a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure there is space underneath the chicken to help distribute the heat more evenly.

4. Bake for about 15 minutes until slightly dark brown on the edges.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, then sauté the onions, ginger, and garlic until tender but not browned.

5. Fry the spices for about 30 seconds to release their aromatics and flavor, stirring constantly, then stir in the tomato puree.

6. Add the tomato sauce and water, then bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes.

7. Pour in the cream and mix in the chicken, cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes.

8. Serve with rice and naan!


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