chicken tikka masala

May 16, 2013 § 5 Comments


simply put, i love indian food. the flavors, the sauces, the spices.. i need my fix quite often. and if you’re like me not wishing to eat out just because a hankering for dal curry strikes, just whip this one up. i cheated and used the jarred sauce this time. don’t feel bad about not making it from scratch, life’s too short for that. oh, and if you’re a fan of mango lassis, i have a version for that as well.

• 1/2 sweet onion chopped, finely diced
• 2 or 3 garlic cloves, chopped, finely minced
• 1 Tablespoon or so, coconut oil {vegetable oil works too}
• one 15-ounce jar of tikka masala sauce
• cooked chicken, cubed into bite-sized pieces
• flat-leaf parsley
• basmati rice, cooked
• garlic naan {oven baked flat bread}
• salt and cracked pepper

to do:
add some oil to a hot pan. sweat the onions and garlic until translucent. be sure to season with salt and pepper. add the cooked chicken and masala sauce, simmer until hot, cooked through and until the flavors have melded. bake the naan by following the instructions on the package. spoon the chicken and sauce mixture over hot basmati rice and alongside the freshly baked naan. garnish with flat-leaf parsley and serve immediately. you can also enjoy this dish as even more delicious leftovers. enjoy!

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§ 5 Responses to chicken tikka masala

  • MW says:

    Looks sooooooo yummy!

  • LFT says:

    Now, this is my kind of dish! Pick up the sauce, add some great ingredients and pour over hot basmati rice! Voila! How can anyone beat that! Thanks for this tip, kristina! Have a great weekend!

  • emerald says:

    I’m not too good in the kitchen…. But I do love everything Indian. And this happens to be one of my favorite dish at a restaurant. I’m definitely going to enjoy this dish from today on!

  • emma says:

    My friends came over at the spur of the moment from out of town…literally. I just happened to be on this post and believe it or not, I had this jar of Tikka Masala sauce in my pantry and basmatti rice and left over chicken from last night. It turned out to be a banquet!! Thanks for this inspiration, Kristine!! Have a great weekend!

  • akiko says:

    THis looks so yum! I love indian food, but can’t eat very spicy food.. I’ve never cooked by myself, but this is a great way to experience homemade indian food! I’ll definitely want to try this one. THanks for sharing, Kristina! xo akiko
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