Easy Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Milk
Recipe & Photo by Lynelle Frazier
Easy Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Milk 
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
2 Tablespoons pure coconut oil or *Gold Label
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
1 1/2 pounds chicken cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup coconut milk**
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Heat coconut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sautee.

In a bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to onions and oil and cook until golden, about 4-5 minutes.

Add garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, chili powder and turmeric, and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Stir in coconut milk and yogurt until heated through, about 1 minute.

Serve over rice and garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.

Lynelle in Columbia, Kentucky won a $50 Healthy Traditions gift certificate for this recipe and photo! Submit your recipes and photos here!

*Gold Label Coconut Oil will give you a robust punch of a coconut flavor, whereas Pure Coconut Oil will be tasteless. Choose and enjoy!

**For the freshest coconut milk try our recipe for homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)