|Chicken tikka is warming, spicy, complex, and totally delicious.|
I have always loved Indian food, and Chicken Tikka Masala was the first Indian dish I learned to cook at home. It is easy and fabulous. I originally got my recipe from the Pioneer Woman, but I've messed with it over time. This is a recipe I've made so many times I have it memorized.
I made this for Bachelor Night--a tradition at my house. Turns out a lot of the teachers at my school have my same appalling taste in television--and also love drinking cheap wine and eating good food in the middle of the week. Our Tuesday night gatherings are a great excuse for me to cook for a crowd.
Because I have so much free time--it being summer and all--I made an Indian feast! Chicken tikka, veggie masala, homemade garlic naan, and raita to cool the spice. Yum.
Here is the recipe. It's PW's, with my alterations:
What to Do:
|Ingredients for the yogurt-marinated roast chicken.|
|Chicken before roasting.|
|Roasted chicken. The yogurt gives it fantastic flavor.|
|The whole meal: homemade garlic naan, cucumber-mint raita, chicken tikka masala, and fiery vegetable masala. Doesn't this make you want to drink boxed wine and watch bad TV?|
|My plate. And a jealous chihuahua photo bomb!|