I also have a favorite new spice, it is garam masala. It is actually a blend of up to 12 spices, there are recipes to make your own but McCormick has done it for me. Their Garam Masala was the top pick of tasters. So here is a quick recipe with some wonderful flavors.
1 T vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped fine
1 T garam masala
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook chicken until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
Add onion to empty skillet and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garam masala, garlic, and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 second. Add tomatoes and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until slightly thickened , about 3 minutes.
Stir in cream and browned chicken, along with any accumulated juices, and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice.
This recipe is a least 5 stars, I'm excited to try more recipes from this cookbook.