Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken

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Butter chicken isn’t a dish comprised of chicken seasoned with a stick of a butter. Not that butter seasoned chicken isn’t delicious, but that’s not what this dish is, sorry. No, this dish is also known as Chicken Makhani and…

Butter chicken isn’t a dish comprised of chicken seasoned with a stick of a butter. Not that butter seasoned chicken isn’t delicious, but that’s not what this dish is, sorry. No, this dish is also known as Chicken Makhani and is a mildly spiced curried chicken dish from India. Traditionally, the chicken is first marinated then cooked, but, we’re speeding up the process a little bit and skipping the marinade, and cooking in the sauce. This still gives the dish excellent flavor and saves a lot of time. This dish is a great way to introduce curry and Indian flavors to your kitchen without upping the spice too much. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Do you have any tips on how to make this recipe turn out fabulously? Let us know in the comments below!

Ingredients

Prep Time

20 min

Total Time

40 min

Yield

6 servings
  • 2 lb(s) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast ( cut into 1" squares)
  • 1 White Onion ( chopped)
  • 1 Lemon ( juiced)
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic ( minced)
  • 1 cup(s) Half and Half
  • .5 cup(s) Greek Yogurt
  • .25 cup(s) Tomato Sauce
  • .25 cup(s) Water
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger ( freshly grated)
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin ( ground)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil ( divided)

Directions

  • 1

    Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add the butter, lemon juice, garam masala, ginger, chili powder and cumin. Cook until the butter is melted and stir so mixture is combined. Add tomato sauce, half and half and yogurt, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir to make sure the mixture does not scorch.

  • 2

    While sauce is simmering, heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a separate skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minute. Once cooked, add chicken to the sauce and stir so that chicken is completely coated with sauce.

  • 3

    Mix together the corn starch and water and then stir into the sauce to thicken. Cook over medium low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce is thickened to your liking. Once thickened, serve over fresh rice and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


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