Butter Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.2
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.8 mg
  • Sodium: 300.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g

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A little closer to something authentic. A little closer to something authentic.
Number of Servings: 10


    2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks

    3/4 cup yoghurt or sour cream
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    2 cloves garlic crushed
    2 inch piece ginger, minced
    1/2 tsp. garam masala

    2- 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
    4 inch piece ginger, minced
    8 cloves garlic, crushed
    8 cardamom pods
    5 whole cloves
    1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
    2 cinnamon (bay) leaves

    1 cup heavy cream
    1 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
    1 tsp. garam masala


Combine the yogurt, chili powder, garlic, ginger and garam masala. Add the chicken and let sit at least 20 minutes. Spread mixture on foil lined pan and cook under the broiler or on a BBQ.

Combine the tomato, ginger, garlic, cardamom, cloves, chili powder and cinnamon leaves. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon leaves and puree the whole thing.

Return to the same pot and add the chicken and liquid that came off it in cooking. Bring back to simmering nicely. Stir in the cream, fenugreek and garam masala.

Serves 10 to 12. Serve with basmati rice, naan or other flat bread.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARDONINI.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good we all loved it , i also added tandouri spices and instead of the cream i used 2% yogurt , thank you - 7/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love any new chicken recipes. Keep them coming - 7/26/08

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