Easy Butter Chicken with a Twist
 
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 6 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tsp of garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional if you don't like heat)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup 10% cream
  • ½ cup dated, pitted, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup pistachio nuts, chopped (optional)
  • chopped cilantro or parsley
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken breast in a small bowl with chili powder, salt, pepper and turmeric. Let sit for 10 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown chicken in 2 Tbsp butter, remove and set aside.
  3. Melt another 2 Tbsp butter, add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 8-10 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, garam masala, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Add water, cream and dates, bringing back to a simmer. Return the chicken and continue to simmer, covered, for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the last 2 tbsp of butter and additional salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve garnished with pistachio nuts and cilantro on top of basmati rice.
Recipe by Eat In Eat Out at https://eatineatout.ca/easy-butter-chicken-with-a-twist/