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Butter Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Butter Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Butter Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joyrae

Makes 6 servings



http://www.myviva.ca/Recipes/Better-Butter-Chicken.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for Butter Chicken

1 tsp olive oil, for cooking
450 g boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. grated ginger
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
19 oz. (540 mL) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can tomato paste
1 tsp. garam masala (optional)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup(ish) half and half (or whipping cream)
1 salt and pepper

Recipe Directions for Butter Chicken

  1. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, cook the chicken breasts in a drizzle of oil until browned on both sides. Set aside, or transfer to a slow cooker.

  2. Add a little more oil to the skillet and cook the onion until starting to brown. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for another minute, then add the chili powder and cinnamon and cook for another minute. Slice the chicken on a slight diagonal; don?t worry if it?s not cooked through.

  3. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a simmer; pour over the chicken in the slow cooker and set on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2, or return the chicken to the skillet, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

  4. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the garam masala, yogurt and cream, if you?re using it. Season with salt and pepper, if it needs it.

  5. Serve immediately, with rice. Serves 6

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 257.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
231
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.2g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
69mg
23%
Sodium
305mg
13%
Potassium
624mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
15.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
10.1g
Protein
26.3g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 12% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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