Classic Butter Chicken

    Classic Butter Chicken

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    8hours50min


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    If you like, garnish this butter chicken recipe with sliced green chillies and fresh coriander leaves. Serve over white rice with naan bread for the sauce.

    Cathie Victoria, Australia

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 kg chicken breast fillets
    • 2 teaspoons garam masala
    • 2 teaspoons coriander
    • 3/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 teaspoon ginger, grated
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 1/2 cup yoghurt
    • 80g butter
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 4 cardamom pods
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 1 (425g) tin tomato puree
    • 3/4 cup chicken stock
    • 1 cup cream

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:8hours marinating  ›  Ready in:8hours50min 

    1. Cut each chicken breast fillet into 3 pieces. Combine in a bowl with garam masala, coriander, chilli powder, ginger, garlic, vinegar, tomato paste and yoghurt and mix well. Marinated, covered, overnight in the fridge.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion, cinnamon and cardamom pods. Brown the onions lightly. Add the chicken and marinade and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
    3. Add the salt, paprika, tomato puree and stock. Cook, stirring, 10 minutes. Add cream and simmer 10 more minutes. Serve!

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