Chicken Tikka Masala

Dive into a flavorful adventure where tender chicken marinated in aromatic Indian spices meets a rich, creamy tomato sauce.

  • Yield: 5-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 24 hr
  • Cook Time: 30 min


Chicken Marinade
28oz chicken thighs, cubed
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 large sweet onion, diced
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons garam masala
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken thighs with all of the ingredients from the marinade and mix until well-combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour. However, letting it sit for 24 hours is highly recommended.
  2. After your chicken is done marinating, heat the Olitalia TuttOlio over medium heat in a large skillet. When the oil is hot, add your cubed chicken thighs, only adding a few pieces at a time to avoid crowding and to ensure that the chicken cooks evenly. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, then set aside on a separate dish.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat and add the onions. Cook until translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the garam masala, cumin, turmeric, and ground coriander, and cook for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Pour in the Ciao Authentica Crushed Tomatoes, red chili powder, honey, and salt, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Your sauce should start to thicken towards the end.
  6. Lastly, add the heavy cream and all of the chicken, and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  7. Once it is cooked, add it to a plate of rice and top with cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

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About the Chef

Meet Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Domenico “Mimmo” Tolomeo is a first-generation Italian American who comes from a long line of master bread makers from Italy’s southern region. He joined the Orlando Foods team as our Corporate Chef in July 2022, and is currently the co-owner of Taglio Pizza in Mineola, NY. Mimmo trained under Award Winning Master Pizzaioli Roberto Caporuscio and Giorgia Caporuscio, under whose guidance he received his certification from the Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, the governing body of pizza makers in Italy. His accomplishments include being part of the World Pizza Champions, being the recipient of the 2019 Caputo Rising Star Pizzaiolo at the Infamous Caputo Cup, and being the Capo Pizzaiolo at the world-renowned Keste Pizza e Vino.