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Chicken Tikka Masala

This is an Indian dish that I discovered as a prepackaged McCormick recipe with premeasured spices and recipe card (http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Herbs-and-Spices/Recipe%20Inspirations/Chicken-Tikka-Masala.aspx). I have altered it slightly, but it is one of my absolute favorite dishes to cook, and my kids really like it.

2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Garam Masala (McCormick makes it, as well as Penzy’s)
½ tsp Ground Cumin

Other Ingredients:
1 ½ lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tbs butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp lemon juice
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp salt


Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, onion and lemon juice, stir and cook 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add in spices and stir for about a minute. Stir in tomatoes.

In  a small bowl, stir cream into cornstarch and salt until well mixed. Gradually add mixture to chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer 5 minutes until slightly thickened.

Serve over rice. I prefer Rice Select’s Royal Blend® Texmati® White, Brown & Red Rice, which I buy at Kroger. http://www.riceselect.com/royal-blend.aspx



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