simplified butter chicken

a 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.