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Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (fresh grated)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (or one 14 oz can would work)
  • 2 cups cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime
  • cilantro
  • naan
  • rice
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium46% DV1110mg
    Fat85% DV55g
    Protein112% DV57g
    Carbs14% DV41g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories870Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat55g85%
    Saturated Fat31g155%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Maria Iribe 7 days ago
    the Indian butter chicken came out delicious. Will definitely be making again.
    Dan W 19 days ago
    Great easy to follow recipe. But 2 cups of cream??!! No way... 1 cup is enough, otherwise it waters down the flavour too much.
    Steve Dover a month ago
    It was very good made extra looking forward to leftovers.
    Amar Kumar a month ago
    Must have garlic naan with it. Amazing creamy recipe.
    Alma a month ago
    Best chicken I have ever made in my LIFE. This is a new household favorite that will stay in rotation!
    Julianna Crown a month ago
    Delicious. Best Indian recipe I've tried so far.
    Claudia a month ago
    It was simply delicious!
    Wizi Wiz a month ago
    Cannot explain how delicious is that dish😍😍😍
    Emma Wabel a month ago
    Made this for my family this past week- fantastic!
    Jill a month ago
    My first review ever! I just had to! My family absolutely loved it! This is by far the best tasting yet simplest recipe. The yeast naan mentioned in the recipe is a most-do with this! Perfect when following the steps exactly! Adjust saltiness to taste. We used boneless skinless thighs, just our personal preference you won’t regret it!!!!
    Steph Wang 2 months ago
    Easy and delicious. I know now to put in the creamer in a bit later when the chicken is about done! This prevents it from curdling or becoming less thick of a curry sauce
    Rakan Sambas 2 months ago
    very easy to make and it is delicious!
    Sara Sandoval 3 months ago
    Really good I didn’t have cream so I substituted whole milk just as good I loved the spice
    Adam Dodds 3 months ago
    definitely the easiest butter chicken I've ever made, family liked it i sprinkled some more garam masala before serving
    Daniel 3 months ago
    I had never experienced butter chicken before, but my sister requested I prepare this on a recent visit. I am glad that she did. Creamy, spicy, and delicious are three of my favorite things.
    Gordon Delaney 3 months ago
    Superb. Rich and creamy and quick and easy to make.
    Magill 3 months ago
    I used tomato paste and water instead of tomato sauce and it turned out great! I also recommend adding bay leaf and a few cloves to the rice as it cooks. Delish!
    Sofia 4 months ago
    Great! Always delicious
    S 4 months ago
    Quick and tasty! I cut the recipe into 1/3 to make for just one person and it worked! I’ve made quite a few recipes and they always taste like they’re missing something but this one was great. I would probably marinate the chicken still in yogurt and lemon juice if I had some extra time to do it, just to make the chicken a little more tender, but that’s just my preference.
    Nicole T 5 months ago
    It was awesome! I used MDH Buttered Chicken Masala spice mix instead of the dry spices listed. (A coworker suggested it) I found it at a local store “Asian Imports” but I’m sure and store that sells Indian food or ingredients would have it. I also used petite diced tomatoes and half a small can of tomato paste instead of the tomato sauce. (Also my coworkers recommendation). I also used fettuccine noodles instead of rice. 100% I’ll make this again. OH And don’t be afraid to try frozen naan with this, it’s very good.
    Brandy 5 months ago
    Great. We loved it! I will make it again.
    Ian S. 5 months ago
    Simple & cheap to make, used chicken breast, had no thighs, had no Naan so I made some 2 ingredient bread self raising flour & greek yogurt might even do some papadums
    Shullman 7 months ago
    Awesome!!! I love the flavor ! And it looks and smells ( and tastes ) delicious
    Aj T. 7 months ago
    really simple and tastes great!
    Tawni McCready 8 months ago
    Love it! Would do again.
    Katie Reeves 9 months ago
    Fragrant and smooth absolutely delicious. Would definitely make again and not change a thing about this recipe.
    Contero 9 months ago
    this is my favorite Indian dish so far. the recipe was on point. i added a bit more ginger and garlic. we've made this dish 3 times already and it was a hit with the whole family! we also purchased the garlic naan which was perfect!
    Swidler 10 months ago
    Very good recipe, easy to follow, very easy to cook. The only thing I do different is add a little smoked paprika to deepen the flavor profile just a little bit more. As far as the heavy cream, I have used the full 2 cups and split 1 cup HC and 1 cuo water. I think that the full 2 cups gives the dish just a little bit more consistency for a thicker feel.
    Kelly 10 months ago
    I was a bit daunted by the idea of making Indian butter chicken but this recipe made it really simple and turned out great!
    Marina Mcgambe 10 months ago
    It was delicious! it's now one of my favorite dishes. My family have been requesting this recipe during family functions.

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