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Butter Chicken


  • Author: This recipe was adapted from Curry Cuisine
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garam masala
  • juice of half of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 green chilis, split lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 Teaspoon ground fenugreek leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken with the garlic, ginger, chili powder, sea salt, garam masala, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 Tablespoon of oil to the pan and sauté the chicken in two batches. Cook only long enough to brown, the chicken will finish cooking in the sauce later. Set the chicken aside.
  3. Put the pan back on the heat and add the ginger, cloves, cardamom, garlic, bay leaf, tomatoes, and water. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the sauce and return to the stove and simmer until it starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the chili powder, butter, chilis, cream, sea salt, garam masala, and chicken. Simmer for a few more minutes until chicken is fully cooked.

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