Chicken Tikka Masala

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 2 -inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (1 3/4 to 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 15 -ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Directions

Pulse the ginger, garlic, garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon each cayenne and salt in a food processor to make a paste. Toss the cauliflower, 1 tablespoon of the spice paste, 1 tablespoon water and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl; set aside. Add the tomato paste to the remaining spice paste; pulse, then transfer 1 tablespoon to a bowl. Add 1/2 cup yogurt, a pinch of salt and the chicken; toss to coat.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining tomato-spice mixture and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, 1 1/4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Put the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until almost cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Microwave the cauliflower, 10 to 12 minutes. Toss with the cilantro.

Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup yogurt into the skillet. Add the chicken; simmer until cooked through, 4 minutes. Serve with the cauliflower.

Photograph by Christopher Testani


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