Recipe by Tansy.
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.
Top Review by Eat and be Merry
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.
- 1 ounce butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup fresh cream
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garam masala
Directions See How It's Made
- Saute onion and garlic in butter.
- Slice chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
- Combine spices and salt and toss chicken pieces until well coated.
- Saute the chicken each side until golden brown.
- Stir in the cream and tomato paste.
- Cover pan and simmer for about 10 minutes until cooked through.
- Sprinkle with garam masala.