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    Butter Chicken

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    Tansy.'s Note:

    A lovely combination of spices and the chicken is beautifully tender and moist. This was a recipe from a supermaket promotion, which I have slightly adapted to my own tastes. Very rich, so we do not have it too often! Served over rice and with a fresh salad to counteract the richness. A few have commented that they were not so fond of the cinnamon in this dish, and so another spice combination that is good is to leave out the cinnamon and ginger and replace with 1 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cumin.

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    1. 1
      Saute onion and garlic in butter.
    2. 2
      Slice chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
    3. 3
      Combine spices and salt and toss chicken pieces until well coated.
    4. 4
      Saute the chicken each side until golden brown.
    5. 5
      Stir in the cream and tomato paste.
    6. 6
      Cover pan and simmer for about 10 minutes until cooked through.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with garam masala.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2010


      I loved how quick and easy this was. I was skeptical that the chicken wouldn't be as tender as Indian restaurants, but it was fantastic. I am glad I read the note that it is CAYENNNE pepper, not "Chili". I had originally mixed the spices with Chili powder, then threw it out and remade with Cayenne Chili Pepper. All the spices were on hand as was all the other ingredients, which was nice! It was sooo good, and now, I have made a jar of this spice mix to do quickie Butter Chicken any day of the week.

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    • on May 28, 2010


      so simple and yummy! i did however change it a wee bit to cut down on the cream. i added a chicken bouillon cube and water to the onion/garlic portion and let that cook down a bit before adding the seasoned chicken. i then used a bit of sour cream as well as about a 1/4 cup of cream. i then added a splash of sugar to break down the acidity and a wee bit more salt. turned out amazing!

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    • on May 21, 2009


      If I could give this 10 stars, I would -- 5 for how easy it was to make and 5 more for how AMAZING it tastes. It's hard to find recipes that both my husband and 1-year-old will eat, and they both scraped their dishes clean! I made it just like it said, only I noticed other butter chicken recipes calling for yogurt, so I through in 1/4 cup with the cream as I had some on hand. My only regret is not having found this recipe sooner.

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (162 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.8
    Calories from Fat 262
    Total Fat 29.1 g
    Saturated Fat 15.9 g
    Cholesterol 122.7 mg
    Sodium 739.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 16.8 g

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