Chicken pieces cooked in a lightly spiced tomato cream sauce, this Skillet Chicken Tikka Masala comes together so quickly and is incredibly delicious!
Simple, delicious and quick. Three of my favorite words when it comes to dinner. This Skillet Chicken Tikka Masala falls right into those categories, and it’s devoured by my boys every time I’ve made it. Now for the record, when Braydon devours something, I know it’s good because this is my child who doesn’t like raspberries (gasp!!!), strawberries, or peaches (just to name a few things).My husband and I love Indian food! Tikka masala is an Indian-inspired dish that usually calls for a long list of ingredients and a long marinating time. This skillet version tastes amazing! It comes together so quickly without having to run to the store to buy a list of ingredients you don’t have and probably won’t use again. It does call for garam masala, which is easily found down the spice isle at grocery stores. It’s an Indian spice blend that gives a subtle warmth of cardamon, cinnamon and cloves. . .I love it!Recipes like this are life-savers when it’s 4:00 in the afternoon and you need to come up with something that’s quick. There is little prep work involved here (yay!). This stuff is seriously soooo good. I could eat it weekly and be completely happy. Serve it over rice along with some naan bread and oh my heck you will be in love!
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1.2 lbs), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon garam marsala
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Cooked Rice
Pulse the tomatoes in a food processor or blender until coarsely ground.
Pat the chicken dry then season with salt and pepper. Add the oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, about 5 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the garam marsala, garlic and ginger and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Stir in the cream and add cooked chicken pieces (and any accumulated juices) to the pan. Allow the sauce to simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice.
Recipe Source: The Best Simple Recipes