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Chicken Tikka Masalaadapted from Picture The Recipe Ingredients:For the marinade2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces1/2 cup of plain yogurt1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger1 tablespoon fresh grated garlic3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon saltFor the sauce2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon minced garlic3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon ground cumin1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup of heavy cream1 tablespoon sugarA handful of chopped fresh cilantro, more for garnishDirections:In a large mixing bowl, add all the marinade ingredients: yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper and salt. Stir well. Then add the chicken and mix well to ensure that all pieces are coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight.After the chicken has marinated, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the pieces of chicken out on a well greased baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Pop them in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Then switch the oven to broiler and let the chicken brown and/or develop a few burnt spots, for another 5-6 minutes.While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Start by melting the butter in a skillet/frying pan. Add to it the minced garlic. Then add the spices (cayenne pepper, garam masala and cumin). Stir and fry the spices for a few seconds, then pour in tomato sauce.Add salt and let the sauce bubble for a few minutes. Then turn the heat to low and pour in heavy cream. Add sugar, stir well, and then cover and let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes.When the sauce is done, add the chicken to the sauce with a handful of roughly chopped cilantro and mix well. Garnish with some more fresh cilantro and serve hot with Indian flat bread (naan) or plain long grain rice.
Chicken Tikka Masala
adapted fromĀ Picture The RecipeĀ 

Ingredients:
For the marinade
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon fresh grated garlic
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

For the sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
A handful of chopped fresh cilantro, more for garnish

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, add all the marinade ingredients: yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper and salt. Stir well. Then add the chicken and mix well to ensure that all pieces are coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight.

After the chicken has marinated, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the pieces of chicken out on a well greased baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Pop them in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Then switch the oven to broiler and let the chicken brown and/or develop a few burnt spots, for another 5-6 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Start by melting the butter in a skillet/frying pan. Add to it the minced garlic. Then add the spices (cayenne pepper, garam masala and cumin). Stir and fry the spices for a few seconds, then pour in tomato sauce.

Add salt and let the sauce bubble for a few minutes. Then turn the heat to low and pour in heavy cream. Add sugar, stir well, and then cover and let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes.

When the sauce is done, add the chicken to the sauce with a handful of roughly chopped cilantro and mix well. Garnish with some more fresh cilantro and serve hot with Indian flat bread (naan) or plain long grain rice.
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    I should attempt this.
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