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Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (fresh grated)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (or one 14 oz can would work)
  • 2 cups cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)
  • naan
  • rice
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    Calories870Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat55g85%
    Saturated Fat31g155%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C35%

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


    Mike Mayfield a day ago
    Second time making this and it is an absolute banger! All 33 million of the Hindu gods smile everytime this recipe is made.
    Cake Drops a month ago
    Great some of y’all are saying bland probably made it wrong or not even seasoning to ur preference
    Deldi Burger 2 months ago
    Not well. Bland. I rather enjoy making spicy food. This is not something i would recommend. There are pleny other recipes to try. Do skip this one.
    Samantha Morales 2 months ago
    Tasted awesome! Will definitely continue to use this recipe!
    beny 3 months ago
    Tastes really great. The color came out different then expected but everything else is perfect!
    Victoria 4 months ago
    Have made this so many times and it’s always delicious!
    Jody Lathangue 4 months ago
    delicious! i use this recipe all the time
    Mamatina 4 months ago
    Very delicious! I will definitely make it again!
    Jazmyne Samuels 4 months ago
    Super easy to make and extremely delicious!!!
    Keiko Arai 5 months ago
    This was shockingly extremely delicious considering how simple the ingredient list is!
    Hannah Kelsey 5 months ago
    Very good. Nice to have a recipe that isn’t spicy for my kids.
    Marks 5 months ago
    Fantastic. I’ll make this again.
    RuthAnn Clore 5 months ago
    very good. Not spicy. while it was cooking it smelled like it might be spicier than we like, nut it was delicious.
    Wells 6 months ago
    To anyone afraid of how watery it is...let it cook down!! Though it probably wouldn’t fool someone raised on butter chicken, it sure hit the spot for my roommate and me. I only used enough cream to make it look like I’m used to seeing it (about a cup); I will probably sub with coconut milk next time to see what that umami dynamic does
    Laura Palmer 7 months ago
    It was pretty generic Indian food I wouldn’t call it butter chicken, it had more of a chicken Tikka Masala vibe
    Carley 7 months ago
    Delicious and so easy to make. This recipie will definitely become a regular meal in our house!
    Brandon B. 8 months ago
    This turned out phenomenally. Cooked it exactly to recipe and it was delicious. My family couldn’t put it down. Thanks!
    Rebekah DeFaith 8 months ago
    My family loved it. This recipe uses a lot of spices but it was easy to make.
    KJS 8 months ago
    Definitely use half the amount of cream. The flavor is perfect
    Gail P. 8 months ago
    This recipe was delicious. I did make two modifications - I used roasted chicken I already had, and I used coconut milk for half the cream. A bonus was I made the tomato sauce from scratch with the last of our garden’s tomatoes.
    MWC 9 months ago
    Loved this recipe - will definitely make it again.
    Ashe 9 months ago
    Oh dear...that is way too much cream. Indian dishes don't really use that much cream in them. Use yogurt and this amount only needs about 1/2 cup yogurt.
    Trip Rice 9 months ago
    Was a little too creamy for our taste, but bang on for the flavor. Will use less tomato sauce and a little less cream, add some tomato paste to fine tune next time. Part of our family rotation now...
    SkillfulLineCook 9 months ago
    This was really good, nice spice combination, we like it spicy!
    Bonlad 9 months ago
    Flavorful. I used whole milk yogurt and half and half. The spices are perfect!
    Josh S. 9 months ago
    Add some curry to spice it up.
    Scott 10 months ago
    It’s a bit too creamy with the 2 cups of cream. Still tasted great, but I may cut it back to 1 cup next time, and there will be a next time!!
    Erika Thompson 10 months ago
    It turned out great. After looking at some of the reviews I did a little tweaking; I added 1 tsp of turmeric, rough blended canned fire roasted tomatoes and used them as the tomato sauce , also instead of 2 cups cream I did 1 cup cream and 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and added it at the end of cooking. My husband is now a huge fan of this recipe.
    Awesome recipe, it was a hit with my family
    Julie Reid a year ago
    I put less cream and slightly less butter as I felt there was enough sauce already but it was still amazing on my list to have again