Indian Butter Chicken

1
Francine Lizotte

By
@ClubFoody

The exotic flavors in this dish will excite your taste buds! This delicious recipe is easy to make and now you can have it anytime you like. What a great meal to introduce Indian cuisine to your guests... !

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • MARINADE

  • 1/2 c
    2% plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tsp
    indian garam masala
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 2 medium
    chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • CURRY

  • 1 Tbsp
    ghee (substitute vegetable oil)
  • 1 c
    red onions, chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    indian garam masala
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    mild paprika
  • 1 can(s)
    (10 oz.) cream of tomato soup
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar, such as demerara
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 c
    35% heavy cream
  • SIDE & GARNISH

  • ·
    long grain rice, such as basmati
  • ·
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ·
    naan flatbread, to dip in the sauce

How to Make Indian Butter Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. To make the marinade; In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garam masala, curry powder, ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper; whisk until well blended. Add chicken and stir until well coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours.
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium-high heat, add ghee. When hot, add onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add coated chicken and the marinade; stir quickly to prevent from sticking. Add garam masala, curry powder and mild paprika. Stir until chicken pieces turn white, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Decrease heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Couple minutes before cooking time is up, stir in butter until melted.
  4. Add cream, stir and bring heat to medium. Cook for another 5 minutes for a thicker sauce. Remove from heat and spoon butter chicken beside rice. Sprinkle cilantro over the butter chicken and serve along with naan bread. Makes 4 servings.
  5. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=dvA2Dgcdlfw

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About Indian Butter Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium



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