This Butter Chicken Recipe whips up quickly and easily, and will hit the spot ... no restaurant needed!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free, Indian
Keyword butter chicken', curry, gluten-free, glutenfree, Indian
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Marinating Time 8hours
Total Time 9hours10minutes
Author Marie Porter
3lbsBoneless Skinless Chicken**
2-3TbspFreshly Grated Ginger Root
1+ Tbsp pepper flakes
1medium onionfinely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut chicken into large cubes, place in a large bowl.
Put ginger, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and 1-2 tsp garam masala into a blender or food processor – process till it’s a thick paste. Pour over chicken, toss to coat, and marinate in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
In a small bowl, measure out the 1 Tbsp garam masala, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, bay leaf, and fennel seed. Set aside.
In a large pan, cook chopped onions in 1 Tbsp olive oil until tender and translucent. Add chicken, cook until it starts to brown slightly. Add butter, tomato puree, spices, yogurt, heavy cream and milk, stir well to form a coherent sauce. reduce heat to medium, simmer for about 20 minutes – sauce will thicken.
After 20 minutes, taste. Season with salt and pepper, stir well, continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Serve over rice.
** We used a mix of chicken breast and chicken thigh meat.