Chicken Tikka Masala is a popular Indian dish that is hard to resist. Tender marinated chicken in a creamy sauce full of traditional spices is just so delicious! This easy tikka masala recipe is something you can make at home, any time you're graving this recipe!
In a non-stick pan, add the extra virgin olive oil on high heat. Add each chicken piece and cook for 4 minutes on each side until slightly browned. Keep the remaining marinade sauce for later. The chicken will not be thoroughly cooked at this point
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Remove the chicken from pan and set aside
In the same pan, add the butter and onions. Cook until soft and golden brown, for about 7 minutes on medium heat
1 tablespoon salted butter, 1 large onion
Add the tomato sauce, juice of lime and bring to simmer.
15 ounces tomato sauce, Juice from 1 lime
Add the marinade sauce and cook for another 5 minutes
Add the chicken in and let everything cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked
Add the heavy cream stir everything together and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat
1½ cups heavy cream
Serve over steamed rice, add some fresh coriander to taste and enjoy!
Fresh coriander to taste
Some separating may occur when adding the buttermilk marinade to the sauce, but it won't affect taste.