Chicken Tikka Masala

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by ChefTraylee

I found this on posted by Yakuta. I made some small changes but this is, by far and hands down, the best chicken tikka masala recipe I've ever come across.

Top Review by JeriBinNC

The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because the salt does indeed need to be adjusted, as stated in previous reviews. I used 1 tsp in the marinade and another tsp in the sauce. It was absolutely delicious. My family declared it restaurant quality and asked if we could have it every week. I order this often in Indian restaurants but had never attempted it at home, so I am delighted to find such an easy and tasty recipe for it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 tsp cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Saute garlic & jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons of cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for ten minutes. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with optional fresh cilantro.

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