Chicken Tikka Masala

Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Recipe Details
  • 2/3 cup(s) low fat plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp ginger root, fresh, grated
  • 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper(s), minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 8 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup(s) fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 2 cup(s) cooked white rice, basmati, kept hot
  1. To prepare chicken, in a large bowl, whisk together first seven ingredients; add chicken and toss to coat. Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat outdoor grill, stovetop grill pan or nonstick skillet.
  3. Skewer chicken pieces onto four metal or wooden skewers. Grill or cook skewers in a hot skillet until chicken is cooked through, turning frequently, about 5 to 7 minutes. (Make sure to soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent charring.)
  4. To make sauce, heat oil in a large, high-sided skillet (or wide saucepan) over medium heat. Add remaining minced garlic clove and jalapeno; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add remaining teaspoon of cumin and paprika and stir to coat. Add tomato sauce and evaporated milk, reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove grilled chicken from skewers. Add to tomato mixture and simmer 1 minute to heat through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve with rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.

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