Butter Chicken

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Jessica Dayon

By
@tjdayon

Despite the name, this dish does not contain any butter at all. It is a really delicious Indian dish. It's a really good dish to start with if your new to Indian food. My kids absolutely love it and so do my husband and I.

Rating:

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 13 1/2 oz
    coconut milk (from a can)
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger powder
  • 2 lb
    chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • ·
    kosher salt, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • ·
    fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste

How to Make Butter Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute the onion in the oil until translucent over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add coconut milk and tomato paste to skillet; stir to combine. Add curry powder, chili powder, and ginger; stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low.
  3. At this point it might seem thick but the chicken will release water during cooking, so no additional liquid is needed. Add chicken, stir to coat, cover, and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. At the end of the 3 hours, remove lid, stir, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice and top with cilantro if desired.

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About Butter Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids




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