BBQ Chicken Breast with Tikka Masala Sauce

BBQ Chicken Breast with Tikka Masala Sauce

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.

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)
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat barbecue (alternatively, cook chicken in a griddle pan).
  3. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard remaining marinade. Cook till chicken is cooked through; this should take about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. 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.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh coriander.

Recipe Sourced From Allrecipes

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