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Indian Butter Chicken

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Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 1 yellow onion (medium, peeled and diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded, and finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (fat free or regular)
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2-3, cut into 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • cooked rice (for serving)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (for extra garnish)
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    Calories280Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    White 4 months ago
    It was great, Yummly I would make it again
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    Barbara Burnett 7 months ago
    This was amazing! Served it over brown rice and steamed cauliflower and it was a huge hit…
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    Nasser S. a year ago
    I’ve been making this recipe for a long time, never failes to wow me with flavor, always serve with basmati rice and garlic naan bead a must.
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    Diane Daly a year ago
    We’re not too keen on hot curry and this was just right. Easy to make and delicious!
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    Roz H. a year ago
    Delicious every time!
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    Adam Krey a year ago
    As with everyone else who reviewed this recipe, I added about twice the amount of dry ingredients as stated. My wife doesn’t like spicy foods, so I kept the chili powder the same amount. Next time I will cut out the chili powder altogether, triple up on the cardamom, and grind in the fresh cilantro with the rest of the sauce. Four stars because of the dry ingredient amounts are off.
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    Fletcher a year ago
    We followed others advice and upped the spices a bit, it was delicious. We made Naan to go with it, which you should do too.
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    Nathan H. a year ago
    I increased the seasonings by about 50% and used red chili flakes instead of jalapeno - it was delicious. The need to increase the seasoning was the only reason I knocked a star off. Best part of making this is your whole house smells incredible, like buttery garam masala. So good!
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    Lisa 2 years ago
    Delicious- flavorful but not overpowering. Will definitely make this again!
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    Jay W. 2 years ago
    I added turmeric and cumin to the spices and increased the rest because I love a lot of flavor. Aside from the extra spices, I followed the recipe as written and the meal was a hit with my family. It was easy to cook.
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    Ilem 2 years ago
    I’ve combined three different recipes to create a wonderful Indian Butter Chicken.
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    Lissa Bauer 2 years ago
    Turned out amazing I don’t have a blender so couldn’t blend up the ingredients and I used tomato sauce bc I had no paste and it came out delicious I used some flour to thicken the sauce and it tasted equal to restaurant quality will definitely make again
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    Julie & Rod 2 years ago
    Prepared as instructed and everyone gave it a 5!
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    Saskia Bolore 2 years ago
    I doubled a lot of the seasoning because it wasn’t enough.
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    Izabela 2 years ago
    It was good. I added extra 1/2 cup of half and half.
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    Anjali Gupta 2 years ago
    I made it it did not it is not an Indian butter chicken but an Indian chicken curry. Delicious recipe I would just rename it that’s all.
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    Olivia Lord 2 years ago
    Delicious! I didn’t have cardamom so I substituted with cinnamon and it was delicious all the same. Definitely will make again. My stovetop wasn’t very quick to heat back up (chicken broth was homemade and cold which probably brought the temp down) so I had to add extra time to the chicken to make sure it was cooked through. I made naan to pair with this from another Yummly recipe.
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    Clasen 2 years ago
    great wpuld make again
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    Eileen Lawrence 2 years ago
    I added 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chili powder after the onions browned a little bit to give it a little kick.
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    Al bo 2 years ago
    So good. Easy and tasty and fast. Just adapted a bit to make healthier.
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    Alyssa Morgan 2 years ago
    it was easy and the sauce tasted good but it needed to be alot thicker it was extremely runny
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    Red 2 years ago
    so good. so easy. sauce could be a little thicker
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    Heather Mae 3 years ago
    This was the most delicious butter chicken recipe I’ve ever had! Thank you Mels!
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    Kien The Chef 3 years ago
    Added some dry chili flakes to spice it up! It’s yummy!
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    Sheltra 3 years ago
    Very delicious dish! I served it with Jasmine Rice and Naan bread. I also did about 1.5x times more on the spices than it called for. My wife and I had seconds. :)
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    Sheila T. 3 years ago
    We loved it! We would definitely make it again!
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    Killeen 3 years ago
    I guess it depends on your personal taste, but I felt this was missing something. I ended up adding more butter than was called for. I would definitely use heavy cream next time. the half and half just was not enough for us. I also think there was a bit too much garam masala for our liking. next time, I will use half as much.
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    Teresa Nielsen 3 years ago
    Perfect I didn’t have cream but added Greek yogurt at the end also used dehydrated onions, and dehydrated cilantro, and it was still amazing!!
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    Brian Spravka 3 years ago
    Turned out as described. No modification. Would make again. Yum.
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    Jill M. 3 years ago
    Delicious! It was Yummly. Even my picky 3 year old loved it, after first turning her nose up to it. I will definitely make it again.