Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Butter Chicken


I have never really eaten Indian Food--like at a restaurant. It is on the eating out bucket list. But...we have come up with a few Butter Chicken recipes--I'm sure they are not authentic but I do know they are delicious.
If I want a very quick version I make Skillet Chicken Tikka Masala. It is delicious and makes up in 30 minutes all in one skillet.. It is a family favorite, try it soon.
Next we tried several more involved recipes--they were excellent but a little more work than we care to take. We do love to cook--but not all day.
The last recipe Candise gave me was one that she had played with and made it to her liking. The chicken is melt in your mouth delicious and the sauce is perfect served over rice with Nann .

Indian Butter Chicken
 2 lbs chicken tenders--I cut each tender in 4-6 pieces

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. cayenne

2 tsp. garam masala

1 whole lime, juiced
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 whole onion, diced

4 tablespoons butter

1 can 14oz tomato sauce

1 can petite diced tomatoes 14oz

1 cup whipping cream

1 bunch cilantro- chopped

basmati rice



Combine first eight ingredients and marinate overnight, or for the afternoon!



Saute onion in butter until soft, add marinated chicken and brown on both sides. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, cook for 30 minutes over medium low heat with the lid on. Add the whipping cream and cilantro just before serving over basmati rice

Serve this yummy dish over basmati rice. A fruit plate is a great addition to this meal as is Naan. If you are energetic you can make your own naan--it is delicious. But I purchase it at the market and it is good too. So do what you please but do serve Naan.

I also made a recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe--it was good too. So many choices--just try one!



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20 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

I certainly don't seek out Indian food either, but that looks pretty good.

Jenn said...

Do you know that this morning I was going through cookbooks looking for main dish recipes for next week and I found Tikka Masala in Favorite Family Recipes cookbook and planned to make it next week. Then, I log onto my computer and see this and your skillet Tikka Masala. Random. I have never had either, but both sound delicious.

Paul & Kaytie said...

We love butter chicken! This looks like a recipe I could make. Thanks for perfecting it for me.

Debra Eliotseats said...

I was introduced to butter chicken at (of all places) a Taste of Home cooking tour. Haven't made it In a while. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing in your comments on EE.

Cakelaw said...

Everybody loves butter chicken - this looks fabulous Cindy.

Nedra said...

My family loves Indian food. Our kids used to pick a favorite Indian Restaurant in Sandy to go to for their birthday's. I'm giving this recipe a try.

Liz Berg said...

I will always go for the easy recipe...perfect for a weeknight dinner. And this looks tame enough that Bill might enjoy it, too...he's not very fond of Indian food :(

Jocelyn said...

This sounds super delicious!! Yum!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I have read about butter chicken and how delicious it is. I'm always looking for a new way to serve chicken and know my family would really enjoy this.

Kayte said...

YUM! Your photo has my mouth watering! We love Indian food and I have been experimenting the past year in trying to learn to work with the spices and create some of the easier dishes...I have two cookbooks and slowly working my way through them. Your dish looks wonderful.

Ruth Soukup said...

Cindy, this Indian butter chicken sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm going to put it on my must make list!

My readers would love to see this recipe! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

Beth said...

That really does sound like an easier version. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Stacy Makes Cents said...

I could eat this right off the screen. We LOVE Tikka Masala - so I'm saving your version to try of this. Thank you!
Visiting from Dessert Now Dinner Later.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, I have never cooked Indian food either but I am very intrigued by Indian cuisine. Your recipe looks like it could get me started on finally cooking some Indian food. Thanks for posting this amazing looking recipe!

Cathy Compeau said...

I haven't experienced eating at an Indian Restaurant yet. My daughter has and she says butter chicken is SO good. This looks delicious! Pinning. Gonna have to try this. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Shana Norris said...

My husband and I were eating at an Indian restaurant a few weeks ago and I told him I really wanted to try to make Indian food at home. We're 1.5 hours from an Indian restaurant, and it's my favorite cuisine, so I need to learn. This might make a perfect starting point.

LydiaF said...

That looks delicious! We no longer have an Indian restaurant in our area so I'm forced to get my "fix" at home, too. :)

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, This sounds delicious! I would love to try it very much. Found you through Marvelous Mondays. Blessings, Catherine xo

Anonymous said...

This looks so good- I would love to try it! One question though... When you add the chicken to the pan do you add the marinade also, or just the chicken?
Thanks for posting!

Carrie R said...

This is my all-time favorite Indian dish! I can't wait to try out this recipe. :)
Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!