Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Indian butter chicken recipe? Learn how to make Indian butter chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ajslater

Makes 8 servings



recipes calls for 4 chicken breasts, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 2"x2" ginger

Recipe Ingredients for Indian butter chicken

2 medium spanish onions, diced
5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1 peppers, hot, green
26 oz crushed tomatoes
250 ml cream
3 tbsp butter
1 lb chicken, thigh, meat only, diced
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
1/2 c lemon juice
1 tbsp tandoori paste
1 c cashews
1/4 c cooking oil
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground white pepper
2 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Indian butter chicken

  1. Marinate diced chicken with lemon juice and Tandoori Masala for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.

  2. Turn the stove to Medium-High and in a large, deep pot, heat the oil. Add the onions, cover and stir occasionally allowing them to become translucent (5-8 min). Add the garlic, ginger, optional green chilies. Cook another minute or so, then add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric, cayenne and optional white pepper. For extra creaminess, add pureed cashews (puree cashews with 1/4 c water in a mini blender).

  3. Transfer entire mixture to a blender and liquify. (This mixture freezes well. So you could double the sauce recipe and save for another day.)

  4. To continue cooking, add the marinated chicken to the tomato sauce and cook on Medium-Low until done. Just prior to serving, add 1/2 the cream and all the butter. If not as creamy as you like, add a bit more cream, adjust the salt, and serve with basmati rice.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
362
Calories from Fat
203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.5g
35%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
847mg
35%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
19.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
22.2g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 8% Iron 19%
* 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
B-
   
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