MY butter chickenFrom iamso 7 years ago
- 1 lb chicken thighs, chopped into bite size pieces (half may be substituted with chicken breast, however, it will be dryer and less flavourful) shopping list
- 8 oz tomato paste shopping list
- 1 white onion, diced shopping list
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or 1/2 cup heavy cream; i like to use both) shopping list
- 1/4 cup heavy cream, half and half (or homo milk), shopping list
- 4 tbsp butter, divided shopping list
- 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala (or more, if you like it a little more spicy) shopping list
- 1/2 tsp turmeric (optional) shopping list
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander (optional) shopping list
- up to 1/2 tbsp chili powder (depending on heat) shopping list
- 1/2 tbsp cumin (i like the extra cumin, just cause) shopping list
- 3 cups rice of choice - jasmine is the usual rice, however, i like brown or black (forbidden) rice. shopping list
How to make it
- In a large frying pan (at least twice as much room than the chicken will need), place about 1 1/2 tbsp butter, and chicken, and cook on medium heat until sealed (white on the outside, still pink inside)
- !!!Start making your rice now so it's done at about the same time
- Add diced onion, garam masala, tumeric, coriander, chili powder and cumin, stir and cook until onions are transparent but not limp (about 3 minutes)
- Add tomato paste and the rest of the butter, stir and cook about 2 minutes.
- Mound chicken in the middle of the frying pan, and while stirring, pour in heavy cream and plain yogurt.
- Cover and cook about 15 minutes on medium-low heat, sauce will thicken and possibly separate a little - it may look like red oil top
- Serve hot over or beside rice.
- This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker for potlucks and office parties - just double the recipe, keeping the fully cooked chicken separate from the sauce, and combine in crockpot on high heat for 4 hours before the start of the party/function.
The Cookiamso Victoria, CA
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Wonderful!!pleclare in Framingham loved it
This is one of my favorite Indian dishes. Really nice.joe1155 in Munchen loved it
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