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Lemon chicken tikka masala

Based on 411 ratings

Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic
25 g ginger
½ lemon
5 g garam masala
150 g yogurt
¾ tbsp salt
tomatoes
onion
20 g cilantro
chili
1 tbsp vegetable oil
150 g basmati rice
250 ml water
200 g heavy cream
chicken stock powder, e.g. Maggi Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • citrus press
  • 2 ovens
  • fine grater
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large bowl
  • 2 saucepans (large)
  • cooking spoon
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • serving plate

Nutrition per serving

Cal
930
Protein
87 g
Fat
24 g
Carb
87 g
  • Step 1/9

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Peel and finely dice garlic. Grate ginger. Zest and juice lemon. Wash chicken breasts, pat dry, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 25 g ginger
    • ½ lemon
    • chicken breasts
    • citrus press
    • oven
    • fine grater
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Peel and finely dice garlic. Grate ginger. Zest and juice lemon. Wash chicken breasts, pat dry, and cut into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2/9

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together chicken, yogurt, ginger, half of the garlic, half of the garam masala, lemon juice and zest, and some salt.
    • 150 g yogurt
    • 2½ g garam masala
    • salt
    • large bowl

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together chicken, yogurt, ginger, half of the garlic, half of the garam masala, lemon juice and zest, and some salt.

  • Step 3/9

    Cut tomatoes into small dices. Peel and finely dice onion. Pluck cilantro leaves from stem and finely dice stem.
    • tomatoes
    • 20 g cilantro
    • onion

    Cut tomatoes into small dices. Peel and finely dice onion. Pluck cilantro leaves from stem and finely dice stem.

  • Step 4/9

    In a large saucepan, sauté onion, remainder of garlic, chopped chili, and cilantro stems in vegetable oil over high heat for approx. 1 min. Then, add diced tomato, remainder of garam masala, and continue to cook for another 3 min.
    • chili
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 2½ g garam masala
    • saucepan (large)
    • cooking spoon

    In a large saucepan, sauté onion, remainder of garlic, chopped chili, and cilantro stems in vegetable oil over high heat for approx. 1 min. Then, add diced tomato, remainder of garam masala, and continue to cook for another 3 min.

  • Step 5/9

    Transfer marinated chicken to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 180°C/390°F for approx. 15 min. until golden brown.
    • baking sheet
    • oven
    • parchment paper

    Transfer marinated chicken to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 180°C/390°F for approx. 15 min. until golden brown.

  • Step 6/9

    In a separate large saucepan, add rice, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for approx. 12 – 14 min. until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.
    • 150 g basmati rice
    • 250 ml water
    • salt
    • saucepan (large)

    In a separate large saucepan, add rice, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for approx. 12 – 14 min. until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.

  • Step 7/9

    Add cream and bouillon to first pan, bring to a boil for approx. 1 – 2 min., reduce heat, and continue to cook for another 10 min.
    • 200 g heavy cream
    • chicken stock powder, e.g. Maggi Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon

    Add cream and bouillon to first pan, bring to a boil for approx. 1 – 2 min., reduce heat, and continue to cook for another 10 min.

  • Step 8/9

    Add baked chicken to pan and stir well to incorporate. Transfer rice to a serving plate, ladle lemon chicken tikka masala on top, and garnish with cilantro leaves.
    • serving plate

    Add baked chicken to pan and stir well to incorporate. Transfer rice to a serving plate, ladle lemon chicken tikka masala on top, and garnish with cilantro leaves.

  • Step 9/9

    Kochhaus wishes you happy cooking!

    Kochhaus wishes you happy cooking!

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