Easy Butter Chicken

  • Preparation time:
  • 25 min
  • Total time:
  • 45 min
  • Makes:
  • 4 servings
Easy Butter Chicken

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Easy Butter Chicken

Chicken thighs are more tender and flavourful than chicken breasts, perfect for saucy dishes like butter chicken.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs , cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt , divided
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 680-mL bottle passata , (tomato purée)
  • 1 English cucumber , diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup 35% cream

Directions

  • Combine chicken with garlic, spices and 3/4 tsp salt in a bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium. Add onion and ginger to pan. Cook until onion softens, about 3 min. Add chicken mixture and cook until no longer pink, about 3 min. Add passata. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 min.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cucumber with tomatoes, lime juice and 2 tbsp cilantro. Stir in remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Season with fresh pepper.
  • Stir cream and remaining 2 tbsp cilantro into chicken mixture just before serving over basmati rice with tomato salad.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 515
  • Protein
  • 45 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • Fat
  • 27 g
  • Fibre
  • 5 g
  • Sodium
  • 952 mg
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