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Butter Chicken! The name alone can make you want to enjoy this ever-so-popular Indian dish. Butter Chicken continues to be hit amongst Indians and foreigners alike, especially those who want a taste of Indian cuisine. There are many versions of how this dish was created and most historians agree that the iconic Butter Chicken was invented in the kitchens of Moti Mahal. Recipe is quick and easy 

This recipe of Butter Chicken from Moti Mahal is easy to follow and makes for an instant conversation-starter! Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in tomato puree, cream and masalas. A perfect dinner party recipe, this North-Indian style chicken recipe is made throughout the country with equal zest.

I was wanting something a little different than our normal chicken recipes. The fact that I was craving Indian food made this an easy choice. I didn't have an onion or cream so I subbed a tablespoon of onion powder and milk for those. It still turned out very tasty.  My bf loved it and I think we'll be making this again soon. Very quick, tasty, and easy.


In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon, turmeric, 1 teaspoon garam masala, and cumin. Add chicken in mixture and let marinate for 10 minutes.

In a large Dutch oven (or wide pot) over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Working in batches, add the chicken and cook until golden all over, about 3 minutes per side. Remove and set aside chicken.

Reduce heat to medium and melt another 2 tablespoons butter. Add the onions, jalapeños, and cinnamon stick. Cook until the onion and the jalapeños are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger, remaining teaspoon garam masala, and paprika and cook until fragrant, about 2 minute.

Add the tomatoes and bring mixture to a simmer. Add the chicken and toss to coat in the sauce. Let simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes.

Add the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and stir until the butter has melted.
Serve warm over rice with naan.Garnish with fresh parsly


1 c. Greek yogurt
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. garam masala, divided
1 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1" pieces
6 tbsp. butter, divided
1 large onion, sliced
2 jalapeños, minced
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
1 tsp. paprika
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 c. heavy cream
Cilantro, for garnish
Basmati rice, cooked. for serving

Naan, for serving


Serving Size: 1 (162 g)  Servings Per Recipe: 4

Calories 351.9     Calories from Fat 262 75%     Total Fat 29.2 g 44%     Saturated Fat 15.9 g 79%    Cholesterol 122.8 mg 40%    Sodium 739 mg 30%    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g 2%    DietaryFiber 1.4 g 5%    Sugars 1.8 g 7%    Protein 16.8 g 33%

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