Spicy Chicken Tikka Masala, Grilled Version

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du Jour

This is an awesome dish to make for company if they like chicken with heat. I would suggest doubling the sauce and serving with nan and basmati rice. I have also used low fat & FF yogurt and it works beautifully.

Top Review by pattikay in L.A.

This is terrific chicken! Wonderful blend of flavors and the chicken cooks up nice and juicy. The sauce is wonderful. I took one short cut and used diced tomatoes with jalapenos. I also marinated the chicken for about three hours. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade:.
  2. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, salt and ginger in a medium bowl or zip lock bag. Stir in chicken. Marinate for one hour.
  3. Soak wooden skewers (can use metal) in water for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  4. Thread chicken on skewers and discard marinade.
  5. For Sauce: (double).
  6. Melt butter in a large deep skillet over med/low heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, cook 1 minute.
  7. Stir in: coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala and salt.
  8. Stir in tomato sauce, simmer 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat until 5 minutes before chicken is done grilling.
  10. Stir in whipping cream, simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile: heat grill to medium high or heat broiler. Grill or broil chicken, turning until done and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  12. Remove chicken from skewers and set aside. Add to sauce, simmer 5 minutes, and serve over Basmati rice.

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