Lemon chicken tikka masala

Based on 358 ratings

Difficulty

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

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic (divided)
25 g ginger
½ lemon (zest and juice)
150 g yogurt
5 g garam masala (divided)
¾ tsp salt (divided)
tomatoes
white onion
20 g cilantro
chili (chopped)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
150 g basmati rice
250 ml water
200 g cream
bouillon cube
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • citrus juicer
  • oven
  • fine grater
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large bowl
  • large saucepan
  • 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 juicer
    • 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
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2½ g garam masala
    • ½ tsp 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
    • white onion
    • 20 g cilantro

    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 clove garlic
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 2½ g garam masala
    • large saucepan
    • 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
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • large saucepan

    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 cream
    • Bouillon cube

    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!