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Chicken Tikka Alfredo


Chicken Tikka Alfredo

Chicken Tikka Alfredo is a dish that combines Indian and Italian flavors. It features chicken marinated in Indian spices and cooked in a creamy Alfredo sauce.


Chicken Tikka Alfredo

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger

  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 ounces bucatini pasta

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced,

  • 1 Tablespoon garam masala

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 3 ounces tomato paste

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • Salt and pepper as needed

Method

  1. Make the chicken marinade. Mix all the marinade ingredients to combine well. Place the chicken into a bowl. Add the yogurt mixture and rub it into the chicken well. Cover and place it into the refrigerator to marinate for at least half an hour.

  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add the minced onions, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften and just starting to turn brown. (8 - 10 minutes) Reduce the heat to medium.

  3. Add the spices. Cook, stirring for 2 - 3 minutes until very fragrant. Add the tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes until dark red. Add the water and the honey, and stir thoroughly

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to blend up the ingredients. Or you may strain it through a sieve

  5. Return the sauce to the pot and keep warm over low heat.

  6. Place the chicken pieces onto a baking sheet, keeping as much of the marinade as possible.

  7. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per the package directions. Drain well and return to the saucepan. Add the sauce, tossing to coat

  8. Broil under the grill/broiler for 18 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Remove it from the oven and let cool. Stir into the sauce, and heat through while cooking the pasta. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary with salt.


Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This was very good. My husband said this recipe is a keeper and asked that it become part of our weekly meal rotation.

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