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Easy Butter Chicken

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 4 tsp garam masala 20 mL
  • 1 tbsp butter 15 mL
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 15 mL
  • 1 1/4 cup pureed tomatoes (passata) or canned crushed tomatoes 300 mL
  • 1/4 cup 35% whipping cream 60 mL
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% yogourt 125 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Season all sides of chicken with garam masala. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Cook chicken 3 min. per side, or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to plate.

  • Step 2

    Add onion, tandoori paste and ginger to skillet. Cook, stirring, 3 min. or until fragrant and onions start to soften.

  • Step 3

    Stir in tomatoes and cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Add chicken back into skillet. Simmer 15 min. until chicken is cooked.

  • Step 4

    Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt and garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and thinly sliced finger chili pepper, if desired.

Tip

Garam Masala is a mix of toasted ground spices including pepper, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and coriander.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
  • Calories 290
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 17 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Cholesterol 120 mg
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 430 mg