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WOW Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: approximately 40 minutes plus 1 hour for the chicken to marinate 

Yields: 4 servings


1 cup - plain unsweetened coconut or almond yogurt

1 tablespoon - lemon juice

2 teaspoons - cumin

1 teaspoonc - innamon

2 teaspoons - cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons - pepper

1 tablespoon - ginger, minced

½ teaspoon - salt

3 boneless chicken breasts

Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon - coconut oil

1 clove - garlic, minced

1 jalapeno, minced. Seeds removed

2 teaspoons - cumin

2 teaspoons - paprika

8 ounces - canned tomatoes

1 cup - canned light coconut milk 

¼ cup - cilantro

salt, to taste


In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon and chicken cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat a large pan with coconut oil and brown the chicken on each side for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and place in a dish.

In the same pan, add a little extra coconut oil and sauté the garlic and jalapeño for 1 minute. Add 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika and salt to taste. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in the tomato sauce and coconut milk. Simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens. Add the chicken and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a platter, garnish with cilantro and serve.   

Download the recipe PDF here.


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