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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4
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We’re making it easy to master one of India’s most-loved dishes at home. Our creamy tomato curry is mild enough to make everyone happy while packing enough bold flavor to taste totally authentic.

Ingredients

2 1/2
teaspoons garam masala
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb), cut into 1-inch cubes
4
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cinnamon stick
1
medium onion, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh gingerroot
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream
1/4
cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of the garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the red pepper. Add chicken; toss to coat.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove chicken to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add cinnamon stick and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala. Cook and stir about 1 minute. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until softened. Add gingerroot, garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes.
  • 4 Add chicken and whipping cream. Return to simmering; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Garnish with fresh cilantro; serve with white rice, if desired.
Tips  

Garam masala is a blend of spices often used in Indian cooking. The blend typically contains black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and nutmeg.

Naan, an Indian flatbread, also makes a lovely accompaniment to this dish.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
320
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
54%
(
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
850mg
36%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
34g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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