Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Indian Butter Chicken

The other week I went to an Indian buffet with a friend from work. It was all so good but my absolute favorites were the Butter chicken and the fresh Naan bread. I have been craving those ever since so I looked for the best butter chicken recipe I could find and after dinner I can definitely say I have succeeded. This recipe is amazing. It is a great recipe to make if you are new to Indian food and don't want anything too crazy. It has great depth of flavor and even my Indian food averse husband LOVED this dish. A definite must try!

Indian Butter Chicken

  • 4 pieces Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut Into Bite Sized Pieces)
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Cardamom
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • ¼ cups Butter
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 pint Half & Half (can also use light cream or whipping cream)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Chopped Cilantro, to taste
  • 2 cups rice
Directions Combine first 9 ingredients and marinate overnight.

Saute the onion in the butter until soft. Add marinated chicken and cook about 10 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Cook for 30 minutes over medium-low heat with the lid on (or off if you would like to evaporate some of the water and thicken the sauce). Add the half-and-half also) and cilantro just before serving over rice.

This is particularly good served with fresh Naan, which can either be purchased at an Indian restaurant or made fresh at home. The recipe for the naan will be coming soon!

Source: Tasty Kitchen Butter Chicken by lillieknits

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