Easy Butter Chicken

easy butter chicken
Many of the butter chicken recipes I have come across in the past are quite complex. They require multiple ingredients, long marinating times and some even require ingredients to be blitzed in the food processor. This one is made with the simplest of ingredients and I can have dinner on the table within 15 minutes. The flavour is so intense and delicious. Bite sized pieces of perfectly cooked chicken in a creamy, butter chicken sauce, the perfect recipe for a fast and easy dinner.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 500g chicken thigh, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup pure cream (or thickened cream)
    1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
    2. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant.
    3. Add chicken, garam masala, cumin, yellow mustard seeds, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring 3-4 minutes until the chicken is slightly browned.
    4. Add tomato paste and cream, stir to combine. Cook for 8 minutes and serve.  

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