What’s for Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala

Doesn’t happen often, but I do cook Pakistani food sometimes.

Monday was one of those days.
But then, I turned it into a sandwich. Mainly because I had subs sitting at home that needed to be used up.
I roughly cut chicken into bite size pieces and marinated it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, ginger, paprika, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, yogurt and a little of this chicken tikka masala that my family seems to love every time I use it in anything. It’s potent and a lot stronger than the typical Shan masala… a little goes a long way. Trust me.
I cooked it over medium heat [with the top covered], and just when it was almost cooked through: I added strips of bell peppers in various colors. It softened with the heat, and the smell of the dish? Mouth watering.

You could serve this with rice, naan, whatever… I just made a sub out of it because I needed to use up the sub. On the top, throw in cucumbers [mine were fresh from our veggie garden in the backyard!]. Sauce wise, a mayo spread is what we used today. I take mayo and season with black pepper, garlic, and paprika… and sometimes whatever else I feel like adding. Be creative, have fun.

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P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.

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