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Indian Butter Chicken

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Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 6 Tbsp. butter (divided)
  • 2 lb. chicken breasts (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger (fresh grated)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. 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.


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    Brittney Palatinus a month ago
    My husbad raved about this! It will be a keeper recipe for sure. I used tomato paste and coconut milk instead of tomato sauce and then just a bit of cream at the end. I also added sweet potatos. Delicious!
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    Jillian Krass 2 months ago
    Amazing!! I added more spices, perfect!
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    Jordan 4 months ago
    this was absolutely amazing
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    Zachary Brown 5 months ago
    Turned out awesome and will make it again soon
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    Jenny Schouten 5 months ago
    Taste is ok considering it doesn't taste anything like butter chicken. Would not make again.
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    Linda Ndikumana 5 months ago
    The recipe was great! It was very tasty ❤️
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    Matt Nuñez 6 months ago
    Pretty well balanced. Perhaps a little too much cream, but it doesn’t ruin the taste at all not spicy at all, so I’ll be looking at turning it up next time.
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    Kristal Roquemore 6 months ago
    Substituted tomato soup for tomatoe sauce and it came out delicious.
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    WOODS_FAM_ 6 months ago
    The cream ruined it, 473ml! Couldn’t taste any of the spices, looked nothing like the picture, basically creamy chicken.
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    Valerie H. 8 months ago
    It was delish!!! Followed the directions it was awesome!!
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    munsey wheby 9 months ago
    wonderful dish and a new family favorite!
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    Dieterich 10 months ago
    It was delicious! I added a little curry powder. I also made homemade Naan and Basmatic rice to eat it over. Will definitely make again.
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    Dinah R. 10 months ago
    Instead of 2 cups of cream I only added 1 and then 1 cup of coconut milk. It was a hit in our house. Delicious.
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    Jean-Marc Demers a year ago
    Luscious, flavourful, saucy, one of the best butter chicken recipes I’ve tried
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    Christine a year ago
    Absolutely perfect! Adding to a routine menu
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    Allison Connor a year ago
    This is truly outstanding. Mild, yet delicious. Make this and enjoy.
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    SlickCook a year ago
    Easy to make and very delicious! We added the garnishes of Plain Yogurt, cilantro and lime served with Naan bread and jasmine rice. It made for a great birthday dinner!
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    Andrew Luke a year ago
    Fantastic! It turned out very good, super easy to make
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    Lynn F. a year ago
    Easy yummy dish. So pleased.
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    Anthony Stuart a year ago
    Good flavor nice anc creamy sauce just need a little salt
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    Bianca Estioco a year ago
    Sooo good. Every time I go out for some Indian food I’ve always ordered buttered chicken because it’s my FAVORITE. Now I can make it all the time for my family and I rather than pay a higher price for a smaller amount. Kept everything exactly the way it is, soo good
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    Aaron A. a year ago
    Amazing!!! Would definitely make again!
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    Frank Durso a year ago
    Delicious! Made it per the recipe except for the Cayenne pepper. I reduced it from 1 1/2 Tsp to 1/2 Tsp (wife doesn’t do spicy) it was perfect for me, but still to hot for her. Next time I will use heavy whipping cream for the entire 2 cups of creamer required by the recipe. The 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup water was, in the end, to thin.
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    Connie a year ago
    Amazing!! This is a staple in our home. My family requests this all the time. Definitely a favorite in our house
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    Carter Johnke a year ago
    Love this! When making this recipe I go a little heavier on the spices and only use 1 cup of cream
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    Nasser S. a year ago
    Great dish, incredible flavor every time.
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    Izzy a year ago
    made this late at night higher than giraffe tits. turned out incredible
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    It was absolutely delicious. Will make again.
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    George a year ago
    Man it was sooo good. I added some tamarind and some Kashmir Chile powder and a pinch of palm sugar. Side of lemon 🍋 rice🌾 Nan bread and hummus. The wife loved it.
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    Geronimo a year ago
    I was a little nervous how this would turn out but I love it!! Alternated it a bit. I did 1 and 1/2 cups of cream and 4 tablespoons of butter. I browned the chicken in coconut oil instead of butter!