Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 cups cooked basmati rice


In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the garlic, ginger, jalapeno and shallot and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes. Stir in the spices and cook 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, scraping up any browned bits.

Transfer the sauce to a blender and puree. Return sauce to the pan, stir in the cream, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the chicken, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Stir in the peas; simmer 5 minutes.

Divide the rice among bowls and top with the chicken and sauce.

Bonus: We challenged Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson to make this recipe! See how he did.