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Easy Butter Chicken

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 2 lb
    chicken breast, cubed (905 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons
    chili powder, divided
  • ½ teaspoon
    turmeric
  • 6 tablespoons
    butter, divided
  • 1 ½ cups
    yellow onion, diced (225 g)
  • 3 teaspoons
    garam masala
  • 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)
  • rice, for serving
  • fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish

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Preparation

  1. 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. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Brown the chicken, then remove from the pot.
  3. 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. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the water and cream and return to a simmer.
  6. Return the chicken to the pot, cover, and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
  7. Stir in the last 2 tablespoons of butter and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the chicken over rice and garnish with cilantro.
  9. Enjoy!
 

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