Friday, June 1, 2012

Food Friday- Indian Butter Chicken

So next week I promise to make something that doesn't involve just meat and rice.  I had forgotten about this recipe and really wanted to try it.  This was my first attempt at making anything Indian at home, and it turn out very good!  It's definitely a different flavor with the garam masala, but it was delicious and made my house smell amazing.  You can find the original recipe here.  I cut the original recipe in half for 2 people.
1 Tbs minced fresh ginger
1 Tbs oil
1 Tsp garam masala
1/2 of a 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup half and half
1  pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ chunks
1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste
 Since I don't like onion, I left it out and put my ginger, garam masala, tomato paste, and chicken broth right into the blender until it was smooth.  Now, I had a hard time finding garam masala ( I actually found mine at an organic grocery in Ohio), but you can make your own (see original recipe for ingredients).
 Next, pour the mixture into a skillet, add your half & half, then simmer for about 5 minutes.  When done, pour mixture into a bowl and set aside.
 Now add 1 tablespoon of butter to a pan and cook your chicken.  I totally forgot to cut mine up into chunks, but it was fine.

Take your pan off the heat and add in the sauce.  Simmer for about another 5 minutes.  Add in another 2 tablespoons of butter and blend in.

That's it!  This is a super simple recipe that is different from the norm.  

My friend Robin is always listening to Beats Antique on Spotify, so I decided to check them out just because they have a cool name.  They would make an awesome soundtrack to this meal (can meals how soundtracks?).
Anyways, here's one of their videos.  Enjoy!


  1. I LOVEEEE Beats Antique!!!
    Also, I LOVEEEE Indian food! It's my favorite. I bought Trader Joe's premade butter chicken the other day and it was awesome. But I've always wanted to try making it on my own. Awesome post.. gonna try it this weekend! Yum!!!

    1. I wish we had a Trader Joe's around here! I love all the awesome stuff they have and their prices.

  2. These actually sounds really good and I dont usually groove on Indian food.


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