Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala. Tender chunks of boneless chicken breast cooked in an aromatic creamy tomato sauce.
Chicken tikka masala, probably the most popular dish on the menu of any Indian restaurant here in the states, but ironically this dish is claimed to be originally from Britain and is actually Britain's national dish. I've attempted a skinny version of this dish many times without all the cream and ghee (clarified butter) yet never felt quite satisfied with the results. I almost gave up figuring this is probably just one of those dishes that does not lighten up well, after all it's also known as Butter Chicken! Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice. Quinoa "Fried Rice" Thai Fried Rice. There is a great Thai restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Sea that we love.
It's a cute trendy spot with a great vibe and a DJ. When I go, I always get the fried rice, because it's just amazing. We don't go that often because it's about a 50 minute car ride without traffic, so I was on a mission to make this myself, and after researching and experimenting, I managed to get very close. Thai fried rice gets it's unique flavor from the fish sauce, soy sauce and chili peppers. The jasmine rice is a must!