Baked Chicken Tikka Masala

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I’m playing catch up y’all.   I have so many things to post, but so little time.

My children are now back to school.  As a mom, there’s always one of those days where no matter how much I want to prepare homemade meals for my family, time is not always on my side; not to mention the budget.  And, things don’t always go as planned, especially during school nights. To lighten up the load and time to prepare delicious meals, sometimes you rely on pre made ingredients.

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I am sure there are so many moms out there like me who would love to have variety of easy-to-make- recipes since they will be cooking often now that the children are back to school.  That is why I thought I’d share this simple, easy-to-make, moist, tasty and delicious recipe with you all.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large size organic skinless,boneless chicken breast
  • 2 strips of Pre made frozen Tikka Masala sauce (available at Wal-Mart), thawed
  • 1 tablespoon plain Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 2 slices of Mozzarella cheese for sandwiches
  • 2 lime wedges (one for each chicken)
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish ( the more, the better)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place chicken in a glass baking dish.  Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper; set aside.*
  • Mix yogurt and Tikka Masala sauce in a small bowl.
  • Slather half of Tikka Masala sauce mixture over each chicken and bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes. *
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and add cheese on top of each chicken.  Place foil (not tightly covered) on top of the baking dish. Return the chicken to the oven.
  • Turn off heat.  Allow the cheese to melt just like the one in the picture for another 5-7 minutes.  Do not open the oven during this process.  You don’t want the heat to escape.  However, do not leave the chicken in the oven for too long or it will dry out.  You want moist chicken and leaving it for 5 to 7 minutes is sufficient; adjust accordingly.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven. Squeeze the lime over the chicken and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
  • You can either serve it whole…

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Or, sliced (for the children)….

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Served with steam rice or Spanish rice, one of my children’s favorites. 😀

*Notes:

  • The Tikka Masala sauce already has salt.  Use salt to your taste.
  • Do not open the oven during baking time unless it’s specified.
  • Time and time again, baking time always varies depending on your oven; adjust accordingly.

Here’s the sauce I used.  You can use homemade sauce if you prefer and freeze any leftover.

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Enjoy the remaining days of warm weather.  Winter will be here before you know it.  Have a great Labor Day! 😀

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