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Easy Butter Chicken

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 2 lb (905 g) chicken breast
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided into 2 tablespoon chunks
  • 1 ½ cups (225 g) yellow onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cinnamon, 3 inch (8 cm) stick
  • 14 oz (395 g) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup (235 mL) water
  • 1 cup (235 mL) heavy cream
  • fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • rice, for serving

Preparation

  1. Marinate chicken breast in chili powder, turmeric, salt and pepper.
  2. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Brown chicken in 2 Tbsp. of butter, remove and set aside.
  4. Melt another 2 Tbsp. of butter over medium heat, add onions, garlic, garam masala, grated ginger, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the water and cream, bring back to a simmer.
  7. Return the chicken and simmer covered for another 10 -15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the last 2 tbsp of butter and additional salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve garnished with cilantro on top of rice.
  10. Enjoy!
 
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