Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

I’m a big fan of Indian food, but I worry about the nutritional contents of restaurant Indian food. I came across a healthy(ish) and easy sounding recipe for chicken tikka masala.

Ingredients (supposedly serves 4, but I think it’s more like 5-6)
Original Eganita Adjustment
4 teaspoons garam masala (see Note) 4 teaspoons garam masala — I was able to find this in a local Giant Eagle store in the regular spice section
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt, though I plan to reduce this to 1/4 teaspoon next time
1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon turmeric — I was able to find this in a local Giant Eagle store in the regular spice section
1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 pound chicken tenders 1 pound chicken tenders
4 teaspoons canola oil, divided Coated pans with fat-free olive oil spray instead
6 cloves garlic, minced 6 cloves garlic, minced (used my garlic press :D)
1 large sweet onion, diced 1 large sweet onion, diced
4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained 2 15 oz cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes w/onion and garlic (I did not see this variety in a 28 oz can)
1/3 cup whipping cream 1/3 cup low-fat whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish I forgot to add this.. But the recipe was delicious without it!
15 oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
Preparation
Original Eganita Adjustment
1. Stir together garam masala, salt and turmeric in a small dish. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture and dredge in the flour. (Reserve the remaining spice mix and 1 tablespoon of the remaining flour.) 1. Stir together garam masala, salt, turmeric, and crushed red pepper in a small dish. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture and dredge in the flour. (Reserve the remaining spice mix and 1 tablespoon of the remaining flour.)
2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.I need to make sure the pan is hot before adding the chicken next time! Also make sure to not overcrowd your pan like i did!
3. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the reserved spice mix and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 tablespoon flour and stir until coated. Add tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring and breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring often, until thickened and the onion is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. 3. Heat oil in the pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the reserved spice mix and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 tablespoon flour and stir until coated. Add tomatoes and their juice along with the chickpeas. Bring to a simmer, stirring and breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring often, until thickened and the onion is tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Stir in cream. Add the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. 4. Stir in cream. Add the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Hopefully I will remember this part next time — “Garnish with cilantro”

Source: Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Here it was in the pan! I can’t wait to make this again!

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3 Responses to Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

  1. theorbo says:

    This sounds amazing!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to make it and try it myself!

  2. Theorbo says:

    Tried any good recipes lately?

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