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

Ingredients

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

  • 1Saute the onion in the oil until translucent over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3At 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.
  • 4At the end of the 3 hours, remove lid, stir, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.
  • 5Serve 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