BBQ chicken breast with tikka masala sauce, marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked on the barbecue or in a griddle pan, then served in a creamy tomato sauce. Perfect with basmati rice or warm pitta bread.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4


For the marinade

  • 225 g (8 onatural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 3 chicken breast fillets cut into chunks
  • 4 long skewers

For the tikka masala sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green chilli finely minced
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 225 g (8 opassata
  • 1 (227mpot double cream
  • large bunch fresh coriander freshly chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, black pepper, fresh ginger and 2 teaspoons salt. Mix in chicken, cover and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat barbecue (alternatively, cook chicken in a griddle pan).
  • Thread chicken onto skewers and discard remaining marinade. Cook till chicken is cooked through; this should take about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Melt butter in a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and chilli for 1 minute. Add 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika and 2 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato passata and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, for around 20 minutes. Add cooked chicken and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh coriander.


Recipe Sourced From Allrecipes
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