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simplified butter chicken

Recipe by
Monika Rosales
Pembroke Pines, FL

All the flavors of the traditional Butter Chicken, easy enough for any week night dinner.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For simplified butter chicken

  • 2 lb
    boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 c
    full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp
    garam masala indian seasoning
  • 1 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • salt and pepper

How To Make simplified butter chicken

  • 1
    Start by cutting chicken into bite size pieces, season with 1 tablespoon of the garam masala, add the cup of full fat plain Greek yogurt, combine well and place in a plastic bag. Marinade a few hours or over night.
  • 2
    In a non stick skillet put half stick of butter and the olive oil, over medium heat cook the chicken 5 mins.
  • 3
    Remove the chicken, set aside, in same skillet, add onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes, cook about 5 mins.
  • 4
    Add in a blender and blend till to make the sauce
  • 5
    Add back into skillet, add remainder butter & garam masala, add in salt/pepper/chili powder & cream.
  • 6
    Add chicken back in, stir and cover, simmer about 30 mins. Serve with white rice & warm roti or warm Naan bread.