Chicken Tikka Masala

Total Time:
25 hr 15 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
24 hr
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
4 to 5 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 to 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless and cut in small pieces
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
Directions
  • In a blender on high speed, or in a small food processor, add the ginger and garlic and blend until you have a paste. In a large bowl combine the ginger and garlic paste with the remaining ingredients. Add the chicken and mix until the chicken is evenly coated. Let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Grill chicken over medium-high heat until it is fully cooked and tender.

  • You can also bake the chicken in the oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Spread the chicken and remaining marinade evenly in a baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

  • Serve with mint or yogurt.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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