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Chicken Tikka Masala

Inspired by the bold flavors of Indian cuisine, this Chicken Tikka Masala is a rich and saucy entree served atop a bed of fluffy rice. Fragrantly spiced with tangy undertones of yogurt and lemon this dish is a wonderful gateway to more exotic eats.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Yogurt, Plain
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala #1
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons juice Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon peel and mince Ginger #1
  • 2 ½ cups dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ cups Peas, Frozen
  • 3 teaspoons Garam Masala #2
  • ¼ teaspoons Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon peel and mince Ginger #2
  • 12 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ cups chop Cilantro, Fresh
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 2 cups cook White Rice, Long-Grain

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garam masala #1, salt, lemon juice, cumin, ginger #1, and chicken.
  2. Make sure chicken is completely covered by sauce and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Remove chicken from fridge.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic, cooking until golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chicken, peas, garam masala #2, turmeric, ginger #2, tomato sauce, whipping cream, and brown sugar.
  7. Turn heat down to low. Cook for 20 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  9. Serve with rice.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garam masala #1, salt, lemon juice, cumin, ginger #1, and chicken.
  2. Make sure chicken is completely covered by sauce and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Remove chicken from fridge.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic, cooking until golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chicken, peas, garam masala #2, turmeric, ginger #2, tomato sauce, whipping cream, and brown sugar.
  7. Turn heat down to low. Cook for 20 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  9. Let cool.
  10. Divide among indicated number of freezer bags. Label & freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Place in large saucepan, cooking over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until warm.
  2. Serve with rice.

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