Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala over rice, served with naan bread

Chicken Tikka Masala

The new McCormick Recipe Inspirations are amazing!! When I saw the one for Chicken Tikka Masala I knew I had to get it for my hubby and brother-in-law! My brother-in-law asked me where I found all the spices to make Chicken Tikka Masala (traditional Indian dish) and he was shocked when I replied "Walmart"! I'm wanting to try more of the McCormick Recipe Inspirations. There are twelve total to choose from, some Italian, Mexican, Indian, Asian, Carribean, and typical American. Basically it's a card that includes the recipe and all the spices needed so you don't have to make sure you have every spice at home. And the recipe card/spices are really well priced and can be found at almost every grocery store now!

McCormick Spices:
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

Other Ingredients:
2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, onion and lemon juice; cook and stir 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add all of the spices except the red pepper (save for later if desired); cook and stir 1 minute.
2. Stir in tomatoes until well mixed. Stir cream into cornstarch and salt until smooth. Gradually stir into skillet. Stir in red pepper to taste, if desired. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; stirring frequently, simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
3. Serve with cooked rice and/or naan bread, if desired.


  1. wow! that's a neat idea! did you make your own naan?

  2. Hi Candace,
    I did not make my own naan but I would like a naan recipe if you have one. Is the food there similar to Indian food? I'm sure you have some great ethnic recipes!
    Take care, Jill

  3. i do have a good naan recipe. it's not too hard to make. i've done it once when i made dahl (an indian lentil dish). my recipe is here food here isn't much like indian food. although we have some great places to get indian food! we have really enjoyed all the ethnic food here!