Chicken Tikka Masala
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Indian food and Chicken Tikka Masala is my most favorite. I know that Chicken Tikka Masala is not authentically Indian as it was created in London, but it was the first Indian dish I tasted while a college student, and it’s still my hands down favorite.
I have made Chicken Tikka Masala several times from scratch, and it was indeed delicious. But prepping this dish does require some time to make the sauce, marinate the chicken, and then, of course, cook it.
So what to do when I have that hankering for Chicken Tikka Masala? Since there’s no Indian takeout available here in rural Central Illinois, I cheat and just open a jar of this stuff.
Oh my it is good! I found this Indian-Style Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce on the shelf at Aldi for $1.99. And if you like Indian food, you’ll love this time-saving jar of goodness. It’s got just the right amount of spicy and loads of Indian flavor. Best of all, it’s QUICK to prepare.
How To Make It
I didn’t follow the directions on the jar. I put a package of boneless skinless chicken breasts (thighs would work, too) in my trusty 9×13 baking dish. Then I poured this jar of sauce over the chicken, spread it around to cover the chicken, and baked it at 350 for 45 minutes til chicken was done. Winner!
I served it with basmati rice, but brown rice would also work well.