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    The Better Butter Chicken

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    FLKeysJen's Note:

    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. 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. 2
      Add gingerroot, chili powder, turmeric and cinnamon; cook one more minute.
    3. 3
      Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      Add cut-up chicken, cream and sour cream; simmer, uncovered, for five more minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat and stir in cilantro; serve over hot basmati rice, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 17, 2012


      We enjoyed this dish very much; however, it wasn't exactly like the butter chicken we are accustomed to. I think next time I would use pureed tomatoes vs. diced and less onions. I used Indian chili powder which is extremely hot so I definitely scaled it back to suit our tastes. While it would up the calories, etc., I think I would also add a bit more cream as well. I will definitely try this dish again! Made for ZWT-8-India.

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    • on October 03, 2013


      I tried this recipe last night. It was so easy and so tasty! What a great version of one of my favorite Indian dishes. I did not change anything except adding an extra hot chili pepper. The sauce was just a bit thick but the flavor was fantastic. Definitely a keeper! I just love the recipes provided by Janet & Greta. I miss the TV show so much!

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    • on December 28, 2012


      A very tasty dish. I measured out most of the ingredients in the morning, so that it was quick to put together. I also added some cubed potatoes to lighten up the protein load in this dish, reducing the amount of the chicken. Perhaps a little more spice next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Better Butter Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (306 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 442.2
    Calories from Fat 230
    Total Fat 25.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.2 g
    Cholesterol 132.0 mg
    Sodium 590.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 36.1 g

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