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Indian Butter Chicken

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Indian Butter Chicken is a dish made with a creamy spiced tomato sauce. The authentic Indian flavors you get from the coriander spices, cardamom, and other blended seasonings will definitely make this a family favorite. 

Indian Butter Chicken

This is one of those recipes where you can turn on some music and get your “cook on”! The aroma of the sauce will fill your home and you’ll truly enjoy the process. If you love Indian inspired dishes this recipe will take you there. 

Making the Indian Butter Chicken:

  • Once the chicken is seasoned and well-coated with all ingredients, you will need to refrigerate for at least an hour. The longer the better, but it will come out great regardless.
  • Be sure to monitor your temperature. You do not want to burn the butter and other ingredients.
  • Adding the tomato pasta and whipping cream is my favorite part. I love seeing the sauce transition into a vibrant orange color.

If you want add some culture to the dinner table for family and friends you will be surprised of the reception you get from the impressions this butter chicken idea will do. Preparation takes a little patience, but I can guarantee it will be worth it!

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Indian Butter Chicken


  • Author: Eric
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

Indian Butter Chicken is a dish made with a creamy spiced tomato sauce. The authentic Indian flavors you get from the coriander spices, cardamom, and other blended seasonings will definitely make this a family favorite.


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Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 3 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Ground Tumeric
  • 1 tsp. Ground Garam Masala

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • 12 oz. Tomato Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cardamom Pod = 12 seeds
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Ground Garam Masala

Instructions

  1. Begin by cutting the chicken breast into cubes and place in a large bowl. Add minced garlic, ginger paste, chili powder, lemon juice, vanilla greek yogurt, ground cumin, turmeric, and garam masala to the chicken and mix well with large spoon. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake chicken for 12 minutes then set to the side when complete.
  3. Pre-heat cooking pan to medium to low heat and add butter.
  4. Peel the shells from the cardamom seeds. Chop the cardamom into small fine pieces. Add minced garlic and chopped cardamom to the cooking pan and cook while stirring for 2 minutes. Add ground tumeric, ginger paste, coriander, chili powder, garam masala and lemon juice to pan and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add tomato paste to cooking pan and stir allowing to cook for a few minutes. Add cooked chicken to the pot and cover chicken with ingredients until it begins to blend.
  6. Add heavy whipping cream and stir until it begins to blend (it will have a orange-like coloration). Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Cook rice of choice according to the instructions.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Indian

Nutrition

  • Calories: 531
  • Fat: 27.7

Keywords: Indian Butter Chicken, Butter Chicken, Indian Chicken

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