The Best Chicken Tikka Masala | Serious Eats : Recipes


  • 5 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (breasts, legs, or a mix), skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons toasted ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons toasted paprika
  • 2 tablespoon toasted ground coriander seed
  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 cloves garlic, grated on the medium holes of a box grater, divided
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated on the medium holes of a box grater, divided
    • 2 cups yogurt
    • ¾ cup fresh juice from 4 to 6 lemons, divided
    • Kosher salt
    • 4 tablespoons butter or ghee
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly mashed
    • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
    • 1 cup heavy cream

1 Place the chicken pieces on a cutting board with the flesh-side up. Score deeply at 1-inch intervals with a sharp knife. Place in a large rimmed baking dish. 2 Combine cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside 3 tablespoons of spice mixture. Combi...

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