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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
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 person
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

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Notes

Garam Masala is a spice that can be found in most supermarkets. You can also make your own using this recipe - https://onedishkitchen.com/easy-garam-masala-recipe/