The Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

The Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

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  • total: 1 hr
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    The secret to our Chicken Tikka Masala is a salty yogurt-based marinade followed by intense charring on a hot grill. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook. Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!

    Ingredients

    • 5 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (breasts, legs, or a mix), skin removed
    • 3 tablespoons toasted ground cumin
    • 3 tablespoons toasted paprika
    • 2 tablespoon toasted ground coriander seed
    • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 12 cloves garlic, grated on the medium holes of a box grater, divided
    • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated on the medium holes of a box grater, divided
    • 2 cups yogurt
    • 3/4 cup fresh juice from 4 to 6 lemons, divided
    • Kosher salt
    • 4 tablespoons butter or ghee
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly mashed
    • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
    • 1 cup heavy cream

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 431 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 35 g 54.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 21 g 106.85%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 101 mg 33.61%
    • Sodium: 728 mg 30.34%
    • Calcium: 274 mg 27.43%
    • Potassium: 485 mg 13.86%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 34.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 25 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.6%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 93.69%
    • Vitamin C 61.28%
    • Vitamin D 19.45%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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