I will be making this over, and over, and over, and over again!
The sauce is so creamy and has the richest flavors, I was even digging around my pantry for some bread so that I could sop it up when the chicken was gone!
I wish I had more Butter Chicken.... (sigh)
Some of you might be thinking (just like Dusty was), "Butter Chicken? So is it just Butter + Chicken? I don't get it."
But it's not!
It's actually an Indian recipe for chicken with a beautiful tomato cream sauce.
Can you tell I loved this dish? I just called a sauce "beautiful!"
All I know is that you have to make this!
Here is what you are going to need for 2 people:
-2 Chicken Breast, cut into bite-size pieces
-3 cloves of minced Garlic
-1/2 tsp Salt
-1/4 tsp Pepper
-1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
-1/8 tsp Ground Coriander
-1/8 tsp Ground Cumin
-1/8 tsp Ground Cardamom
-Juice of 1/2 a Lime
-2 tbsp Butter
-1 cup Tomato Sauce
-1 cup Petite Diced Tomatoes
-1 cup Heavy Cream
-Cilantro (Fresh or Dried) to taste
You want to start this chicken marinade the night before or the morning of, so that the chicken can really soak up the fragrant marinade.
First start by cutting up the 2 chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
Throw the chicken in a bag and add 1/2 tsp Salt...
1/4 tsp Black Pepper...
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper and 1/8 tsp Cumin, Cardamom and Coriander...
Plus the juice of 1/2 of a Lime...
And 3 cloves of Minced Garlic!
Place the bag of chicken in the fridge and let it marinade overnight or for a long time.
I let mine sit for 9 hours.
When you are ready to make dinner, heat your large pan over medium heat and melt the 2 tbsp of Butter and add the chopped Onions.
Cook them for 3-5 minutes until the onions are softened.
Then throw the chicken into the pan and cook it for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add the Tomato Sauce and Petite Diced Tomatoes.
Stir the tomatoes to combine with the chicken and cover with the lid.
Let the dish simmer for 30 minutes at Medium-Low Heat.
At this time you should start cooking your rice according to package.
After 30 minutes of simmering, add 1 cup of Heavy Cream...
And some Cilantro to taste.
Now here comes the best part...
You get to eat your Butter Chicken!
Oh man, you are going to love this dish.
It's going to change the way you think about chicken forever!