Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

1

Tbs

peanut oil

1

shallot, finely chopped

1/4

Each

white onion, chopped

2

Tbs

butter

2

tsp

lemon juice

1

Tbs

ginger garlic paste

1

tsp

garam masala

1

tsp

chili powder

1

tsp

ground cumin

1

bay leaf

1/4

cup

plain yogurt

1

cup

half-and-half

1

cup

tomato puree

1/4

tsp

cayenne pepper, or to taste

1

pinch

salt

1

pinch

black pepper

1

Tbs

peanut oil

1

lb

boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

1

tsp

garam masala

1

pinch

cayenne pepper

1

Tbs

cornstarch

1/4

cup

water

1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Saute shallot and onion until soft and translucent. Stir in butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon garam masala, chili powder, cumin and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in half-and-half and yogurt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.

2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat, and season with 1 teaspoon garam masala and cayenne. Stir in a few spoonfuls of sauce, and simmer until liquid has reduced, and chicken is no longer pink. Stir cooked chicken into sauce.

3

Mix together cornstarch and water, then stir into the sauce. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.

Servings: 9.2

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (6 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

188.24

Calories From Fat (47%)

89.04

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10.1g

16%

Saturated Fat 4.35g

22%

Cholesterol 48.32mg

16%

Sodium 153.11mg

6%

Potassium 455.38mg

13%

Total Carbohydrates 12.03g

4%

Fiber 0.67g

3%

Sugar 1.36g

 

Protein 13.17g

26%

Recipe Type: Asian, Chicken, Chili Powder, Fine Dining, Garam Masala, Indian, Main Dish, Seasoning Mix, Shallot, Vegetable

Source

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