My version of Chicken Tikka Masala

by Jenn on March 10, 2009

in Budget,Gluten Free,Meats


Disclaimer – I make no attempt to claim that this is an authentic Indian dish, really it’s more my interpretation of one, I really am not an expert in Indian food in any way!

So anyways, last week while hosting a prospective student for our lab, my boss threw this great dinner with an Indian flare to it.  For the record, my boss is probably the best cook I’ve ever met in my life.  You know without a doubt that whenever he hosts a gathering that there will be very yummy food involved.  Well, I, the ever eager student, totally followed everything that he was doing while making dinner, because I know very little about Indian food except that it is VERY yummy.  And while I wasn’t sitting and writing notes (after all, we do like to have some fun!), I was trying to remember everything that was included and how to make this dish.  Of course, it’s not *quite* the same as what my boss cooked for everyone last weekend, but my husband gave it his stamp of approval, and it will make many yummy leftovers!

Ok, so I totally didn’t mean to make enough for 8 servings originally, but that’s how it ended up being when all was said and done. I chose chicken thighs with the bones still in because then it was only $2 a pound.  For under $20 this makes about 8 servings, and is full of flavor and satisfying.  Can’t beat that!

Sorry about the pic being a little dark, the sun was fading fast and I didn’t want to turn on all the yellow lights on in my place…I think it’s an acceptable pic, but not the best….If anyone has any photoshop advice on how to “fix” this pic I’d be glad to hear it :)