Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Absolutely Amazing: McCormick's Chicken Tikka Masala

While I was on vacation in the Phoenix, Arizona area I had the privilege of trying Chicken Tikka Masala. It is a spicy Indian dish that is out-of-this-world amazing.

Now I can enjoy it in my own home with the help of McCormick.

The only extra ingredients that I needed to purchase (everyone keeps chicken breast in their freezer, right?) was, onion, diced tomatoes, and heavy cream.

I cut three boneless skinless half chicken breasts into chunks. Easy, right?

Chopped my onion, and I was ready to put this dish together.

Have you tried the spice packets made by McCormick? I often passed these by because I am a big-headed cook.....I know how to use spices.

But if you think about it; if you purchase all of these spices individually, you will break the bank.

I broke down and bought the McCormick spice pack for chicken tikka masala. I am so glad I did, because this stuff is amazing.

I can't wait to return to the grocery store to see what other options McCormick has to offer....

If you decide to purchase the spices individually, or if you already have them on hand, here is the recipe:

Chicken Tikka Masala

2 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 TBS cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, onion, and lemon juice; cook and stir 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add all of the spices except red pepper; cook and stir 1 minute.
Stir in tomatoes until well mixed. Sir cream into cornstarch and salt until smooth. Gradually stir into skillet. Stir in red pepper to taste, if desired. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; stirring frequently, simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Served with cooked rice or naan bread.

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  1. Because of you I bought this spice packet the other day... I too have never bought a spice packet mixture either cause I have racks and racks of spices (thinking I am becoming a spice queen..LOL just kidding...I have never had this dish or Indian food before so I am very anxious to try this....my mouth is still watering for cauliflower rice :) thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Thanks for stretching me to try something else new! I have glanced at these seasoning packets - and of course, now you know I am gonna stop and look them over good. This looks amazingly wonderful. Keep 'spilling' over on me and I'll keep trying your suggestions. =) Thanks -

  3. Looks incredible. And I thought I was the only one that took pictures of my food!

  4. Pictures of food? Mine are endless....Haven't had much sunshine in this area for a while, and it is affecting my pictures. UGH!!

  5. Justr made this tonight. Not exactly authentic, but yes exactly delicious! Whole family just loved it. Good job by McCormick,and we're going to get some more to have in the cabinet as a staple.

  6. I have used the spice packet for several years and always told myself that I would copy the ingredients and the directions just in case. Well, yesterday I looked for it. I can't find it in the two grocery chains near me or WalMart! I decided to Google McCormicks and see how I could get some when I found your blog. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This dish is so easy and so delicious!


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