Easy Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Milk

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Milk
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 fresh cilantro leaves, chopped  

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

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

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

Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, 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.) 

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