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    Butter Chicken

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    melsmom's Note:

    this recipe is from the food section of the ottawa citizen newspaper, it is from a popular indian restaurant in ottawa, ontario. this is very high in cholesterol but we just have to have this at least twice a year. i love indian food and go to a lot of indian restaurants and i have never found a better butter chicken recipe anywhere.

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    tandoori chicken

    Butter Chicken Sauce

    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup whipping cream


    1. 1
      tandoori chicken: with a sharp knife, make regular slits in chicken.
    2. 2
      rub salt into chicken and put in a large bowl to hold all the pieces in a single layer.
    3. 3
      Combine chili powder, pepper, ginger, garlic and paprika in a bowl, add yogurt and lemon juice and stir to blend.
    4. 4
      Pour over chicken and marinate for 10-12 hours in fridge.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 425F.
    6. 6
      Remove chicken from marinade (reserve marinade) and put on a wire rack over a pan and bake for 35-45 minutes.
    7. 7
      remove from oven and cut in 1" cubes.
    8. 8
      Butter Chicken: in a saute pan melt butter.
    9. 9
      add reserved marinade and whipping cream and heat thoroughly to a temperature of a least 140F.
    10. 10
      for 2 minutes.
    11. 11
      Do not boil.
    12. 12
      Stir in cubed chicken and heat through.
    13. 13
      serve with basmatti rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 25, 2012


      I loved it, soo easy to make
      I brought it to Work, and people went crazy for it

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    • on August 26, 2011


      Good! I have tried only one butter chicken dish from a restaurant in Ottawa and it was sweet. This recipe was not. I wonder what restaurant this is from? I made our version less spicy by substituting a bit of cayenne pepper powder and some sweet paprika in place of the Indian chili powder. I used sea salt, plus the rest of the ingredients. I found the sauce a bit too thin but maybe that is how it is supposed to be? I served this over a cumin Basmati rice dish, along with Cucumber-Tomato Raita for a good tasting meal. The only reason I won't try this recipe again is because we are lactose intolerant.

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    • on March 25, 2009


      OMG I haven't rated this yer ... My kids went mad over this simple and delicios recipe. Thanks for sharing ;-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 708.6
    Calories from Fat 521
    Total Fat 57.9 g
    Saturated Fat 34.4 g
    Cholesterol 273.8 mg
    Sodium 566.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 41.4 g

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