145.8...Chicken Tikka Masala

I’m a giant fan of Indian food. I think my favorite recipe of all time is my Indian Butter Chicken. I found a recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala in a Rachael Ray magazine and knew I had to try it. I’m glad I did!

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Chicken Tikka Masala (Serves 4)

Recipe from Rachael Ray Magazine, October 2014


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

1 jalapeño, seeded and minced

1 shallot, minced

1 tsp. garam masala

1/2 tsp. sweet smoked paprika

2 cans (14.5 oz. each) fire-roasted tomatoes

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 bag (10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed

3 cups cooked basmati rice


1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the garlic, ginger, jalapeño and shallot and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes. Stir in the spices and cook 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, scraping any browned bits.

2. Transfer the sauce to a blender and puree. Return sauce to the pan, stir in the cream, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. 

3. Add the chicken, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

4. Divide the rice among plates or bowls and top with chicken and sauce.

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Breakfast this morning was the usual. My son (who eats the same thing every morning), said to me “Again!?!” when he saw my breakfast. Lol.

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I went to spin class after drop off followed by errands. I had to run to the mall for a couple of things so I stopped for lunch at Seasons 52. I had the Blackened Fish Tacos which were quite good. 

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Tonight we are hanging at home and I’m looking forward to it!

Are you a fan of Indian food? Favorite dish(es)?

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  1. Hi Melissa
    Of course I am a fan and when I read the title of the post I couldnt resist clicking it. I am from India and so dishes like these are like... favorites. Anything with Paneer is amazing. My fav though is brinjal.

    Paneer Butter Masala
    Veg Makhanwala
    Paneer Handi
    Paneer Babycorn
    Paneer Burji

    are my favs of Paneer.

  2. Check out http://takkuuu.blogspot.com for some more interesting and authentic recipes from Maharashtra, India

  3. @Apurva Oka
    Thank you so much for sharing your blog! I will definitely check it out.


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