Classic Indian butter chicken has always been a favourite meal of my husbands. So when we received a copy of the Yogurt Everyday Cookbook written by Hubert Cormier, and a healthy butter chicken recipe was included, I knew that it would be the first recipe I would be trying. It turned out absolutely delicious, and I am so thrilled to be able to share the recipe from the book with you.
This butter chicken recipe packs on the flavour, but goes easy on the heat and so it is suitable for kids that wouldn’t be able to handle too much spice. Alternatively, if you (or even your kiddies at home) enjoy some heat, I would recommend adding a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to give it some extra kick. My family and I enjoyed this dinner with some basmati rice, and naan bread. The best part was that I had dinner on the table within 30 minutes, which makes for a wonderful weeknight meal!
We will be posting a quick review of the cookbook in a future post (for an incredibly easy dessert this week) along with a GIVEAWAY for a free copy of the Yogurt Everyday Cookbook. So stay tuned and check back for more information on how to enter.
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- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic gloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 large chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
- ¾ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup plain, high-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup cream (15% fat milk)
- cilantro (optional for garnish)
- In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the onion until it's translucent.
- Add the garlic, tomato paste, garam masala, cinnamon, and ginger, and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, and the diced tomatoes, stir to combine.
- Mix in the chicken and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
- Add the chickpeas, yogurt, and cream, and mix to combine. Simmer for another minute, or until the chickpeas are warmed through.
- Serve with naan bread and rice. Garnish with cilantro if desired.
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