Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

Easy, healthy and flavorful one-pot meal. Exotic flavor with somewhat common ingredients.

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  1. Start cooking rice.
  2. Cook chicken in oil in a large pot over med-high heat until just starting to brown.
  3. Add onion and some salt, stir until the onion is soft.
  4. Add ginger and garlic; stir for 2 minutes. Sprinkle on garam masala, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper, stirring for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaf and stir in prepared rice. Taste for more salt and black pepper.
  8. Plate and garnish with chopped scallions/green onions and/or cilantro (if desired).