Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paleo-ized Chicken Tikka Masala




Chicken Tikka Masala (Paleo-ized Version)

I stumbled across this creation in my kitchen earlier this week, and it turned out REALLY great, so I thought I'd share!

Ingredients:
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tb Coconut Oil
1.5 lbs Organic Free Range Chicken Breasts, cut into bite size cubes
1 Sweet Onion
2 Tb freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 (14.5 oz) can Organic Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup Coconut Milk (FULL FAT!)
1/2 Tb Arrowroot powder
Sea Salt to taste


Directions:
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, onion, and liemon juice; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink (about 10 minutes). Add all of the spices except red pepper and cook/stir 1 minutes

  2. Stir in tomatoes and mix well. In a small bowl, stir together coconut milk, arrowroot powder, and salt until smooth. Gradually stir coconut milk mixture into skillet. Stir in Red Pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.

This dish was slightly ethnic and spicy and just what I was craving on a crisp fall evening. . . I served mine with "Curry Fried F'rice" - an amazing cauliflower recipe by Melissa Joulwan.

Oh, and no - the serving size on the plate did not even cut it. . . I ended up going back for another generous serving of the "Fried F'rice" to sop up more of the yummy Tikka Massala sauce with!

2 comments:

Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan said...

YUM! Thanks, Christie! Can't wait to try it.

Darby said...

I just made this tonight and it was awesome. The seasoning was perfect as well as the suggested cooking times. Thank you!