6-ingredient Indian Butter Chicken


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.9
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.9 mg
  • Sodium: 97.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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Introduction

This is the easiest recipe I've found yet for a really great tasting version of authentic Indian Butter Chicken. I like to call this an Indo-American version because my roots come from India but I was born and raised here in the states so my recipes adapt to both cultures! This is the easiest recipe I've found yet for a really great tasting version of authentic Indian Butter Chicken. I like to call this an Indo-American version because my roots come from India but I was born and raised here in the states so my recipes adapt to both cultures!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
    1/2 stick margarine
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    4 ounce can tomato sauce, no salt added
    4 ounce light sour cream

Directions

Heat pan on medium high heat.
Drop margarine in pan and melt.
Drop chicken in pan and add minced garlic.
Turn heat to medium heat.
Fry chicken for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to brown all sides.
Pour tomato sauce and stir. Cover pan, and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn heat to medium low and add the sour cream.
Cook, covered for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, and your done!
Serve with cooked basmati rice (not added in nutritional calculations).

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAIN454.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can see this recipe being plain as is, but it makes a fantastic base. I added diced onion, 1/4 t salt, 1/2 t ginger, 1 t each curry, cumin, garam masala, 1 drained can no salt tomatoes. Instead of sour cream, I used Greek yogurt, which curdled... so next time I'll stick to sour cream. Delicious. - 5/21/10

    Reply from RAIN454 (11/21/11)
    I should edit reciped to say this is the "lazy-man's" rendition of Indian butter chicken. Its meant to be just a quick substitute for the real deal when you're having one of those days where you don't want to take out the cutting board and deal with all that stuff. All your additions are spot on :)


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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good but also very plain. I had to add lots of different spices and may family doesn't like spicy foods so that gives you an idea of how bland it is as written. I added garam masala, which I think is a blend of Indian spices, and some curry powder, plus some others. We'll make it again - 6/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    New all time favorite! Should definitely be made with a side of rice or something similar. - 8/22/16

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum!This was a great recipe! I added a few things but this was great!My family loved it.Definitely will be making this again and often!Super simple and quick.The flavors just popped in my mouth!Thanks so much for sharing!I have high blood pressure and this is the most flavorful thing I had in weeks. - 7/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The secret to cooking with greek yogurt is to add it after you turn off the burner. - 10/12/11

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