Easy butter chicken recipe
This is a straightforward recipe to make butter chicken at your house.
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (cut into 1″ squares)
- to taste salt
- to taste black pepper
- 2 teaspoon Chili Powder (divided)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoon Garam Masala (divided)
- 6 tablespoon Butter (divided)
- 1 Onion (chopped)
- 4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoon Ginger (freshly grated)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin (ground)
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 14 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Rice (for serving)
- Cilantro (fresh)
Add the chicken to a large bowl and season with salt, and black pepper to your taste, along with 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp garam masala. Mix to combine and sit aside.
Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken, and sear on all sides. Once browned, remove the chicken, set on a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm.
Melt another 2 tbsp. of butter in the pot, and add the onion. Cook the onion until soft, then add minced garlic, ginger, remaining garam masala, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Stir together. Add the tomato sauce, stir, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the heavy cream and water, stir again, and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the sauce, mix, and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.
After simmering for 10 minutes, remove the cover, and stir in the last 2 tbsp. of butter, being careful to not burn the sauce. Season with more salt and pepper to your taste.
Serve with rice, and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!