Indian Butter Chicken is creamy, buttery, tomatoey and tangy with loads of highly aromatic and delicious spices..you cannot go wrong with this dish! Serve with naan bread or basmati rice for a fantastic Indian meal!
1lbchicken tenders or chicken breastcut into bite sized pieces
4tbspbuttersplit (3 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
1/2cupyogurteither Greek or natural yogurt (plain)
1tbspcayenne peppercan reduce or leave out if you prefer a less spicy version
salt to taste
lemon, cilantro, red onion slices, green onionsoptional garnishes
Mince the garlic, ginger, onion, and shallot. Easiest if done using a food processor if you have one.
Heat the olive oil to medium high in a large skillet (skillet should have a lid so you can cover it). Add the minced garlic, ginger, onion, and shallot and stir fry for a minute stirring constantly.
Add the cayenne (if using), garam masala, chili powder, lemon juice, and 3 tbsps of the butter. Stir constantly for one minute incorporating all the spices and melting the butter.
Turn down the heat to medium, then add the chicken and the tomato sauce. Stir well, and then leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes. The chicken should be pretty much cooked through at this point. If you see that it is not, leave to cook a little while longer. Stir occasionally.
Now turn the heat down to medium low. Add the cream and yogurt and stir. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the lid, and then stir in the last remaining tablespoon of butter. Add salt to taste.
Enjoy this dish cooked with love for your family!
Serve Indian Butter Chicken with naan bread or basmati rice! I recommend the following garnishes: lemon, cilantro, red onion slices, green onions. Choose whatever you like! Enjoy this absolutely heavenly scrumptious dish!!
Keyword chicken curry, chicken makhani, indian butter chicken, indian curry