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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala

Anchorage is home to the best restaurant in the world! Bombay Deluxe completely rocks the Indian cuisine scene. Sadly, we are moving to Logan, Utah this week, and must bid farewell to Bombay’s delicious food.

My husband loves their chicken tikka masala and so I’ve been scouring the internet for a recipe that could possibly approximate his favorite dish.

This recipe from Mattawa Mum is the best I’ve found so far. It makes up pretty easy, and has great flavor!

Chicken Tikka Masala
Spicy and flavorful chicken masala sauce!
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  1. 2 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
  2. 1 cup plain yogurt
  3. 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  4. 2 tsp cumin
  5. 2 tsp red pepper
  6. 2 tsp black pepper
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1 tsp ground ginger
  1. 1/4 cup cilantro
  2. 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 jalapeño, minced
  5. 2 tsp ground coriander
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. 1 tsp paprika
  8. 1 tsp garam masala
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 can (14.5oz) tomato sauce
  11. 1-2 cups heavy whipping cream
  1. Cut chicken into small pieces.
  2. In a ziploc bag, combine all ingredients for the marinade. Make sure all chicken pieces are evenly coated.
  3. Allow to marinate for 1-2 hours.
  1. Remove chicken from marinade and cook until juices are clear. Remove from pan.
  2. Melt butter and cook with jalapeno and garlic.
  3. Add spices and tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add in cream to desired consistency.
  5. Add chicken and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.
Adapted from Mattawa Mum
Adapted from Mattawa Mum
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You’ll need to make the marinate a couple hours ahead of time. Put the yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, pepper, cinnamon, salt, and ginger in a plastic bag. Add the chicken and mush it around to make sure it’s coated. Then you can put your marinade in the fridge and let it sit. I left mine for about an hour and we got great taste. The original recipe recommends 2 hours.


Then, you’ll need to dump your chicken into a frying pan and cook it through until the juices run clear. You can get rid of the rest of the marinade.


Next, prepare the sauce. Start by melting the butter and sauteing the jalapeno. Then add all your spices and the tomato sauce and bring to a slow boil.

Add the cream (1 cup for hot, 2 cups for medium/mild). Now it actually looks like tikka masala!


Add the chicken and allow the sauce to simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice and enjoy your homemade Indian deliciousness!



Please please please tell me you’ve tried Tandoori Oven here in Logan. They have a beautiful Tikki Masala (ohma’goodness soooo gooood) It’s up by campus and the restaurant looks like a dive cause it’s part of a gas station (what? Who does that?) But it is some seriously good food

Diane Homan

We have and LOVED it!

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