Time was running late on me and I needed something quick and spotted the recipe card in the store that said “Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe”. I didn’t have a clue what Garam Masala was, which the recipe called for. (According to ask.com “Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian cuisine. The spices for garam masala are usually toasted to bring out more flavor and then ground. “) anyway this recipe came with a seasoning packet and I thought why not give it a try? I made a few small changes to the recipe; it was pretty good for something different. It worked out well for something quick, and the family thought it was pretty good. If you’re in a hurry and want to try something a little different give this Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe a try. Enjoy
2 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red pepper or to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste.
2 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 ounces)
1/ 3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1. Dissolve the cornstarch in the heavy cream-set aside
2. In a large skillet melt the butter, then add the chicken, onion and lemon juice. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
3. Add all the spices except for the red pepper and cook for one more minute. Add the diced tomatoes then gradually stir in the cornstarch cream mixture. Add red pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over hot rice or egg noodles