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My Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 20-25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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My Easy Chicken Tikka Masala
 

It’s not hard to believe that this is one of Britain’s favourite dishes. So, making it yourself has to make it even more special.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on, cubed into 4 cm pieces
  • juice and finely grated zest 1 large lemon
  • 2-3 tsp tikka masala spice mix
  • 1 small tub yoghurt, roughly 150g
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
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  • For the Sauce
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 tsp tikka masala spice mix
  • 2 large onions very finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 x 400g can Heinz tomato soup
  • ½ can of water
  • 1 x chicken Oxo cube
  • 125mls whipping cream (optional)
  • 50-75g cold, cubed unsalted butter
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  • few leaves fresh coriander

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Method

  • Place the lemon juice and zest into a bowl, then add all the rest of the ingredients and really mix well.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well again with a little salt and pepper.
  • Cover and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil and add the spice mix, then the onions and garlic, sauté for a minute or two.
  • Next add the tomato soup, water and crumbled stock cube.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the onions are cooked and slightly reduced, then add the cream and warm through.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge and place the chunks onto a baking tray and grill under a high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side and is half cooked and well coloured.
  • Place straight into the simmering sauce and simmer for 4-5 minutes to finish cooking, do not overcook.
  • Season well with salt, pepper and sugar to balance.
  • Finally add the butter and shake the pan until the sauce is thickened and glossy.
  • Add the coriander and serve.

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