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Chicken tikka masala
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Chicken tikka masala
Course Main course
Place of origin Indian subcontinent
or United Kingdom
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Chicken, yogurt, cream, tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, chili pepper
Variations Lamb, fish or paneer tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is a type of food that is made up of roasted marinated chicken (chicken tikka) in a curry sauce full of spices. Chicken tikka is made up of boneless pieces of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt, then roasted in an oven. The sauce is usually creamy and orange-coloured. Even though a sauce made of tomato and coriander is commonly used, there is no specific recipe for the sauce that everyone uses.

Chicken tikka masala is very popular in the United Kingdom and it has been called a "true British national dish". It can be found in restaurants all over the world.

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