Butter Chicken

TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
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Directions

Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the grapeseed oil. When it starts to get hot, add the garlic, ginger and onions, and cook until the onions are golden, about 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste, cumin, garam masala, brown sugar, chili flakes, salt and turmeric, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and stir well to coat. Stir in the yogurt and 1/2 cup water and cook until the chicken is done, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, and then shred the meat using a fork or your fingers.

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  • on September 23, 2014

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    I cook quite a lot, and adore Indian food, I watch your show all the time and was determined to insure I had an Indian spice cabinet, so I could indulge my love for Indian food when ever I wished, instead of always having to go out to eat it! This was the second recipe I made, and though it wasn't this recipe, it was the same, and I was transported! Delicious, and I was so very proud that I had made it myself.. it's one of my favorites!! Love your Show, Bal, and seeing how things are prepared, because they must be done a particular way is SUCH a big help, and you never fail to inspire confidence! Thanks for all the wonderful food.. Next effort.. Chapati's!!

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  • on February 20, 2014

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    Full of flavor, this is a winner! Spicy, savory, with a hint of sweetness. This was great. I have tried this recipe before using other cooking websites that gave it high ratings, and it always tasted wrong (disgusting). Bal, I love you and thank you. It was a tad on the spicy side for me, so next time i will just cut the amount of chili flakes in half. I didn't have any cumin seeds so I used 2 teaspoons of ground cumin instead. I also use someone's suggestion and added 5 cardamon pods because they add such a unique flavor. To save time, I used chicken thighs that I had previously cooked in the slow cooker and taken off the bone. I am sure this is perfect just as written, but is we as perfect with the changes too. Easy enough to give it a try.

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  • on February 02, 2014

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    Very good! I did however add 5 cardamom pods and hit it with 1/4 c of heavy cream at the end. I made Nigella's Curry Pilaf. Together this was a hit!

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