Butter Chicken Curry

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Butter chicken is a rich, aromatic tomato-based curry made with tender chicken that has been marinated in a spiced yogurt...

Butter chicken is a rich, aromatic tomato-based curry made with tender chicken that has been marinated in a spiced yogurt sauce and can be served with steamed jasmine rice and naan

228
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 red chiles
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 6.7 Ounces plain yogurt
  • 2 fourteen-ounce cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 fourteen-ounce can of tomato puree
  • Thumb-size piece ginger, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks

For the butter chicken:

  • 3 Tablespoons oil/ghee
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3.5 Ounces butter, cubed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions

For the marinade:

In a blender, process the spices, yogurt, tomatoes, ginger, vinegar, sugar, and garlic until completely fine. Pour over the chopped chicken and allow to marinate for 2 hours. 

For the butter chicken:

Heat the oil in a hot pot and fry the onions until soft and golden. Add the garlic and fry for another minute then add the chicken and all the marinade and allow to come to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to cook for 30–45 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened. Add the butter and stir through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with jasmine rice and naan bread.

Butter Chicken Shopping Tip

If you’re buying chicken at the store, make sure that it’s the last thing you pick up before hitting the checkout – and to head straight home with it to the icebox.

Butter Chicken Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
145µg
16%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.4%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
22.7%
Vitamin C
31mg
51%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
85mg
9%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
6%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
130mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
535mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.2%
Sodium
539mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34.8%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.2%

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