Have you guys made Butter Chicken?? If not, it’s about to change your life.
Butter chicken is one of the best chicken recipes I’ve made to date. It’s right up there with Chicken Parmesan and Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salsa. It’s cut up chicken thighs marinated in a lemon juice, greek yogurt and spice mixture and then simmers in a savory sauce made of butter, onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and some cream. It’s slowly cooked until the chicken is almost falling apart, majorly tender, and packed full of flavor.
There’s all sorts of delicious juices that come with this recipe so you absolutely MUST eat it with a few pieces of Stonefire Naan bread – Whole Wheat is my preference of choice with this recipe but really any of the delicious Stonefire naan would pair perfectly with this Butter Chicken! Make it now, make it this fall, put it into your regular rotation – you’ll be hooked!
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 ½ tablespoons ground turmeric
- 2 tablespoons garam masala
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ cup butter
- 1 onion, small dice
- 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Lemon juice to taste
- Cilantro to garnish
- Whole Wheat Stonefire Naan
- Combine the chicken, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and spices in a bowl. Marinate overnight.
- In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in onion and cook slowly until the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes more.
- Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and its marinade to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil - then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and tomato paste and continue to simmer until the chicken has cooked through, about 15 minutes, and the sauce is thick.
- Taste, adjust seasoning as needed, add lemon juice for a bit of acid. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve alongside Stonefire Naan.
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