Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recipe - Chicken Tiki Masala

A little while ago, I enjoyed Chicken Tiki Masala at Pizzeria Uno tremendously.  This was our attempt to imitate that dining experience.  The results were dinner-time nirvana.  We served it with a mixture of brown, mahogany and white rice, and steamed broccoli with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and grated parmesan. 


It was really an easy recipe, but not fast food.  If you have more time than money, this might be just the recipe for you!  It was a bit warm, but not really hot.  Recipe here:

About 2 lbs. of boneless chicken breast
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 T ground cumin
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 T cayenne
2 t freshly ground pepper
about 1" of fresh ginger, grated
1 T sea salt
1 cup good plain yogurt (homemade is best)

Mix everything but the chicken, then add the chicken and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Don't leave it in any longer.  That yogurt will seriously tenderize that chicken, and if left too long, will turn it into mush.

Meanwhile, melt about 1/4 stick butter in a large skillet.  Add about 1T chopped garlic and one chopped jalapeno.  We had a few left from what we preserved last summer.  See Pickled Pepper Recipe Here:  Stir it all up for a minute or two, then stir in:

1 T ground cumin
1 T really good paprika
1 T sea salt

After a minute or so, stir in 1 cup cream and 1 cup tomato sauce.  Simmer about 1/2 hour. 

In the meantime, you should have grilled those breasts about 5 mins on each side, until the juice is clear.  Bring it back into the house and plunk those grilled breasts into the sauce, and simmer for a bit (15 mins, maybe).

Put it out on a platter, pour the rest of the sauce in a gravy boat to use on your plate, and VOILA!!!!

Enjoy!!!  If anyone makes this, let me know what you think!

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