The Better Butter Chicken

Total Time
30 mins
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A healthier rendition of the popular Indian dish, that doesn't use gobs of butter and tons of heavy cream. Adapted from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!

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  1. Melt butter in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add onions and garlic; cook slowly, stirring often, until onions are tender - about five minutes.
  2. Add gingerroot, chili powder, turmeric and cinnamon; cook one more minute.
  3. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cut-up chicken, cream and sour cream; simmer, uncovered, for five more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro; serve over hot basmati rice, if desired.