My husband introduced me to Indian food many years ago and now it's one of my favorite cuisines. I wanted to create a version of traditional chicken tikka masala that you could throw together in about half an hour, making it more accessible for those busy weeknights.
This dish typically calls for marinating the chicken in a mixture of yogurt and Indian spices for a minimum of 2 hours. But if you don't have the time (or you just forget to marinate your chicken in advance) I wanted a version that would keep the basic flavors of this dish intact, without the extra marinating step.
The result was a huge hit and my husband, who loves him some authentic Indian food, thought it was delicious and a totally acceptable substitute for "the real thing." Serve it over a bed of basmati rice and you have a full meal. Enjoy!Print
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