Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

This was found on allrecipes.com. The original recipe called for a whopping 7 teaspoons of salt! We cut that considerably when we made it, and it was delicious, but still very salty. This version is salted to taste. We served this with basmati rice and it was yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 t cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Thread chicken onto soaked skewers.
  4. Grill until pink is gone on high heat, about 10 minutes each side.
  5. Set chicken aside.
  6. In a large heavy skillet, melt butter and saute garlic and jalepeno for 1 minute over medium heat.
  7. Season with 2 t cumin and paprika.
  8. Stir in tomato sauce and cream, simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  9. Add grilled chicken, simmer for 10 additional minutes.
  10. Salt to taste, and garnish with chopped cilantro.


Most Helpful

Delicious...I cooked the chicken in a pan bc i do not have skewers and I added a teaspoon of curry powder to the sauce.

Elphaba730 June 21, 2013

I've never reviewed a recipe before, but I HAD to tell people how amazing this one is! I was shocked! It tastes just as good as an authentic Indian restaurant! I left out the jalapenos because the store was out of them believe it or not, and I also used vegetarian chicken instead and it was just as amazing as if it were real! My husband and brother also loved it! We are making it AGAIN tonight because we've already run out of leftovers lol!

amberreadmond May 02, 2011

This was my first attempt at anything resembling Indian cuisine. (I've always been afraid of it!) I don't have skewers or a grill so I simply did it in a large non-stick pan. I'm sure it would have been even better on the grill, but it was still very yummy and very easy!

*~ It's J! ~* May 04, 2010

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