Butter Chicken For One
Butter Chicken For One - chicken cooked in a wonderful blend of Indian spices. This easy to make, classic recipe is ideal for anyone cooking for one.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 1 person
FOR THE MARINADE
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast , cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup sour cream , (or Greek yogurt)
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
- 1/2 tablespoon Garam masala *see notes
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
FOR THE BUTTER CHICKEN
- 2 tablespoons butter , divided
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup cooked rice
TO MAKE THE MARINADE
Mix together the sour cream, lemon juice, turmeric, Garam masala and cumin together in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken pieces and stir so that all of the chicken pieces are completely covered. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
TO MAKE THE BUTTER CHICKEN
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon and salt and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Stir in the tomato sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer.
While the sauce is simmering, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in another medium-sized skillet set to medium-high heat.
Add the pieces of chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes per side until browned.
Remove the chicken from the pan and add to the sauce. Simmer another 5-10 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Serve with rice.