Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
It requires a few ingredients and a little time, but Chef John's recipe for chicken tikka masala is well worth the effort.
Amazing recipe! Do not deviate from Chef John's ingredients and spices (how is it that so many amateur chefs think they can out do his recipes?). The spice mixture is phenomenal and the use of coconut milk in place of heavy cream to obtain a slight sweetness contrast is genius. Thank you Chef John.
I followed the recipe the same as Chef John’s and it turned out very well. Too much for 2 people so we had it a second night.
My changes: Chicken breast, no cilantro, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. If you are unsure about trying an Indian dish, this one will not disappoint. Cook the chicken in the pan for 5 minutes and complete the cooking in the sauce and it will be tender and moist.
this took a little time to prepare, and we only thought it was ok. I didn't not have garam masala, so that might have affected it, but I had some spices that are in garam masala and I tried to approximate. Even with less (volume) of spices, my chicken was absolutely coated with spice, so I don't know what it would have been like if I had had the GM. Also, we ended up with so much sauce that we had to throw out a lot, even after eating quite a lot of sauce on rice. probably could have cut the sauce by half to my taste. Another thing that makes this a not great recipe for me is that you end up with parts of cans leftover, part of a can of chicken broth, part of a can of crushed tomatoes, and if you reduced the sauce also part of a can of coconut milk. inconvenient and expensive. although not awful, this won't be a recipe I go back to.
Excellant! Followed the recipe as wrote. Wonderful flavors with a nice richness and just enough kick. Served with Jasmine rice.
The recipe is delicious! I made it exactly as written. It’s going to be added to my regular rotation. It takes a bit of time but the end product is worth it! As a note, the spices are a little bit milder than what you would get in a restaurant. I think that the flavors are good as a stand alone dish without trying to compare it to what I could get in a restaurant. If you are looking for more of the restaurant-style punch of flavor, you might want to adjust the spices accordingly.
This is so delicious!!! I used only 1 t of salt, and tomato sauce since I had no tomato paste. I forgot the tumeric . I will make again!!! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!!