Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken

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This simplified version of the Indian classic combines chicken, tomato sauce, and a slew of aromatic spices all in one pot to make a flavorful dinner that’s just as good as the version you’ll get at restaurants — only way easier to make. Serve it over rice with a bit of cilantro to balance the heat and dinner is done.

Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Yield
4 servings

How to Make It

1. Step
In a large bowl, season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and the teaspoon of turmeric. Let sit for 15 minutes to marinate.
2. Step
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Brown the chicken, then remove from the pot.
3. Step
Melt another 2 tablespoons of butter in the pot, then add the onion, garam masala, remaining teaspoon of chili powder, the cumin, ginger, garlic, cayenne, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant.
4. Step
Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
5. Step
Add the water and cream and return to a simmer.
6. Step
Return the chicken to the pot, cover, and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
7. Step
Stir in the last 2 tablespoons of butter and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
8. Step
Serve the chicken over rice and garnish with cilantro.
9. Step
Enjoy!

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