Indian inspired Butter Chicken

Prep Time1 hour

 Cook Time 40 minutes

 Total Time1 hour 40 minutes

 Servings 8


Butter chicken

2lbs chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces

1 cup yogurt

2 tbsp garam masala

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp turmeric

8 cloves of garlic grated

4 cm ginger grated

Jasmine or long grain white rice for serving

Butter chicken sauce

1 14oz can tomato sauce

2 cups heavy cream you can also use coconut milk (I don’t like it so I used cream instead)

1 large yellow onion chopped

4 cloves of garlic grated

2 inch piece ginger grated

5 tbsp butter

2 tsp coriander

1 tsp turmeric

Fresh cilantro for serving

Butter chicken and sauce

Combine the yogurt and spices and add the chicken and mix to fully coat chicken. Cover and let marinate overnight.

In a pan heat some oil and brown the chicken for 5 minutes, you will have to do this in batches. Set each batch aside on a plate until all the chicken is browned

Add 2 tbsp butter and the onions and cook until translucent, add 1 tbsp butter after about 3 minutes, cook in total for 6 minutes

Add the garlic and ginger and the spices and stir in the last tbsps. of butter

Add the tomato sauce, heavy cream and the chicken back in the pan

Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes on medium low

Chop some cilantro and stir in

Serve the butter chicken over rice and eat with naan and more fresh cilantro


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