This is another great recipe from the Tasty Kitchen website. I made this for our Valentines dinner and it was ASWESOME! The goal of my blog is to try different recipes out and let you know what I think or what I would do differently. The key to this Butter Chicken is to make sure you have some good quality chicken. Hope you enjoy as much as we did!
* Go to Tasty Kitchen for step-by-step instructions with pictures!
- 4 pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (Good quality, we used fresh, organic , grass-fed chicken)
- 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
- ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper (I used 1/4 bc Will is a wimp)
- ¼ teaspoons Ground Coriander
- ¼ teaspoons Cumin
- ¼ teaspoons Cardamom
- 1 whole Lime, Juiced
- 1 whole Onion, Diced
- ¼ cups Butter
- 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Tomato Sauce
- 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Petite Diced Tomatoes
- 1 pint Whipping Cream (We used a TINY splash)
- 1 bunch Chopped Cilantro, to taste (Omitted)
- 2 cups Basmati Rice (or However Much You Want) (Omitted)
- Combine first 9 ingredients and marinate overnight.
- Saute the onion in the butter until soft. Add marinated chicken and cook about 10 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Cook for 30 minutes over medium-low heat with the lid on. Add the whipping cream (I have used light cream or half-and-half also) and cilantro just before serving over Basmati rice.
Note: this is a little spicy, but you can cut back on the cayenne if you want.
- I lightly tenderized the chicken before marinating. I marinated the chicken starting at 7:00am and cooked it around 7:00pm. 12 hours was plenty.
- I omitted cilantro because we did not have any and the meal was still unbelievable. It had more of an Italian feel, but if I had used cilantro I am sure it would have tasted a little more Mexican.
- We were trying to be healthy so we cut out the rice and whole pint of cream. We did not miss it at all. If I were to add a grain to this meal I would probably add angel hair pasta and no cilantro. I literally did a quick splash of cream and it was very subtle but great flavor.