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Easy Butter Chicken

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 2 lb
    chicken breast (905 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon
    turmeric
  • 6 tablespoons
    butter, divided into 2 tablespoon chunks
  • 1 ½ cups
    yellow onion, diced (225 g)
  • 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
    tomato sauce (395 g)
  • 1 cup
    water (235 mL)
  • 1 cup
    heavy cream (235 mL)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • rice, for serving

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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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