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    The Best Butter Chicken

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    25 mins

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    thewildgerbil's Note:

    This is a recipe that I've tweaked based on the many other recipes for Butter Chicken that I have tried. Since our year abroad, we have searched for a butter chicken recipe that comes close to the one we loved. This is not the same vibrant orange colour, but it is AMAZING!

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in large frying pan.
    2. 2
      Sweat the onions until clear.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, mix spices together in a large bowl or resealable bag (leave out the garam masala).
    4. 4
      Cover chicken with spice mixture
    5. 5
      Add chicken to the butter and onions.
    6. 6
      Cook over medium heat until golden.
    7. 7
      Add coconut milk and curry paste, stir.
    8. 8
      Add garam masala.
    9. 9
      Let simmer for ten minutes.
    10. 10
      Serve over rice with warmed Naan bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2013


      Very easy and lots of flavour in this Butter Chicken! Somehow I was expecting tomatoes in the recipe, but this recipe certainly needs nothing more, I loved the use of coconut milk, and we found this a delicious dinner, served over white rice. Thanks, wildgerbil, good recipe, enjoyed for Spring PAC 2013

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    • on December 26, 2013


      Loved this dish, and it was so easy! This is a mild curry, no fire due to the coconut milk, which helps DH to avoid reflux. The complexity of the spices helps to keep the blood sugar level. I will definitely make this again, I always have these ingredients on hand. Made for I Recommend tag game based on the recommendation of Karen Elizabeth.

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    • on September 26, 2013


      I made this for my husband who loved the butter chicken packet mix but that recipe has been modified and is not nice now. <br/>I loved this recipe and will definately be making it again. Hubby is not a spicy food fan so he didn't like it even though it is super mild. Highly recommend this recipe to everyone who likes yummy food. 10/10!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Butter Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (196 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 686.0
    Calories from Fat 323
    Total Fat 35.9 g
    Saturated Fat 23.0 g
    Cholesterol 108.0 mg
    Sodium 763.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 53.1 g
    Protein 32.2 g

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    mild curry paste

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