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Butter Chicken

by Christina Cherrier – Aug 6, 2017 - Updated Feb 14, 2020
Butter Chicken
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Easy crisp-tender butter chicken thighs with the creamiest sauce ever – Simple to make and full of flavors, you’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the butter chicken

Serves 2 – 3:

  • 2 lbs (900g) of chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili or Cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup crushed tomato
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit for 15 minutes.

2. Heat a skillet of pot over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and brown chicken thighs on all sides. Remove and set aside.

3. In the same pot, add onions, garlic, garam masala, grated ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant.

4. Add in the tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons butter and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken stock and coconut milk, bring back to a simmer. Return the chicken and simmer covered for another 10 -15 minutes.

5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, serve over rice pasta or veggie noodles. Garnish with chopped cilantro on top. Enjoy!

Butter Chicken - Crisp-tender with the creamiest sauce ever – You’ll go crazy over this comforting dinner!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

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