Anita's Authentic Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Anita’s Authentic Indian Butter Chicken Recipe


CHICKEN MARINADE INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs. organic chicken chopped into bite-size pieces (breast or thighs)
  • 1 tbsp organic ginger/garlic paste (equal parts ginger and garlic, pureed)
  • 2 tbsp organic juice of lemons
  • 4 tsp tandoori masala (can buy from any Indian grocery store and most major supermarkets)
  • 1 cup organic yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a baking dish until the color is evenly deep red
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-45 minutes (it’s done when the oil separates from the meat)

BUTTER CHICKEN SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 

  • 3 tbsp organic coconut or olive oil
  • 1 medium organic onion diced
  • 2 tbsp ginger/garlic paste (equal parts ginger and garlic, pureed)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (mélange of spices, can be purchased in any Indian grocery store and most major supermarkets)
  • 1 tsp turmeric (can use turmeric powder or Organixx’s Turmeric 3D)
  • 3/4 green chilies, finely chopped (3/4 will give you medium hot, use less or more, depending on your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (for color)
  • 4 tomatoes pureed
  • 1/2 cup organic cream
  • 1 tbsp organic butter
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a baking dish until the color is evenly deep red

CHICKEN MARINADE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-45 minutes (it’s done when the oil separates from the meat)

BUTTER CHICKEN SAUCE INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Use a thick bottomed pot if possible
  • On medium heat, add oil and let it get hot
  • Add onions and cook until darkish brown (without burning them)
  • Add ginger/garlic paste and stir quickly (20/30 seconds tops)
  • Add garam masala, turmeric, green chilies, paprika and stir quickly (5/10 seconds max)
  • Add pureed tomatoes and lower the heat. Cook until the oil has separated from the mixture.
  • Add the cream and butter and let them dissolve into the mixture
  • Let cool and blend mixture in a blender (color will lighten considerably)
  • Put the mixture back into your heavy-bottomed pot and add the baked chicken
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or coriander

Serve with organic brown basmati rice or whole wheat naan and enjoy!


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