Butter Chicken (Murgh Mahkani)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.6
  • Total Fat: 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 94.0 mg
  • Sodium: 687.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 stick of butter, 8 tbsp (you can substitute coconut oil easily)
    1 large onion, sliced thinly
    2″ knob of ginger, grated
    2 tsp garam masala
    2 tsp ground coriander
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
    3 cardamom pods
    1/4 tsp whole peppercorns
    3/4 cup full fat yogurt
    3 tbsp tomato paste
    4 cups cooked chopped chicken (you can use about 8 chicken pieces as well)
    1 cup chicken broth
    2 bay leaves
    3/4 cup cream (sour cream works great)
    1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)


In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions until soft. Add all the spices and saute for about 2 mins. Stir in yogurt and tomato paste, mix well. Add chicken, broth and bay leaves. Let simmer for about 30 mins. if using raw chicken pieces, cook chicken through. Stir in cream and cook another 5 mins. Add salt to taste. Serve over rice or cauliflower.

Serving Size: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JSPENCER77.

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