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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

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Trish Jellen


1 c. plain yogurt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
╝ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. salt
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
4 long skewers

1 tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 c. heavy cream
╝ c. chopped fresh cilantro

1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper, ginger, and salt. Stir in chicken, cover, refrigerate 1 hour.
2. Prepare the sauce during this hour.
3. Preheat a grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade. Grill 5 minutes on each side.
4. Add grilled chicken to the sauce, and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve over rice.

For the Sauce:
1. Melt butter in a large skillet. SautÚ garlic for 1 minute.
2. Season with cumin, paprika and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream.
3. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.




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