Chicken Tikka Masala

This Tikka recipe is the best homemade Tikka I have ever made.
Recipe from Damn Delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3 TBSP tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 c. chicken stock or water
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken and onion to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomato paste, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chili powder and turmeric until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and chicken stock; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute.
  5. Serve over rice.

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