Signature Dish: Easy Butter Chicken

Do you have a signature dish like this easy butter chicken?

easy butter chicken
To me, everyone who cooks should have some signature dishes.
One of mine is an easy butter chicken. This is it!

Also known as murgh makhani, butter chicken originated in Delhi in the 1950s. It was inspired by Punjabi cuisine.

The more traditional preparation requires hours to marinate the chicken and allow for the spices to suffuse the dish. I’m a big believer in the 80/20 rule, and wanted something quick and tasty to feed my family after getting home from work.

Enter the easy butter chicken!

Easy Butter Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Easy Butter Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put the rice on to cook (I use a rice cooker)
  2. Put the pan on medium heat
  3. While the pan is heating up, chop the onion
  4. Add the butter to the now heated pan
  5. Add the chopped onion
  6. While onion is browning, chop the chicken breast into smallish cubes
  7. Stir the pan ingredients intermittently while you chop and add carrot, broccoli, zucchini, cucumber and mushrooms
  8. When the chicken is sealed and the vegetables have softened up a bit, add the cream and cottage cheese
  9. Stir thoroughly. Add garam masala, coriander, garlic, turmeric, tomato paste and pepper.
  10. Stir thoroughly. Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer
  11. Serve when ready!
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For a more traditional example of butter chicken by the chef that runs the restaurant that invented it, check this out: http://monishgujral.com/recipe-butter-chicken-for-the-strong-hearted/

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Tim Brown
Tim is passionate about fitness and health. Combining his love of Martial Arts and Fitness, Tim founded FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre in 2008 and from 2012 has been a student of Nutrition. Eat Real Food is Tim's vision (with help!) to better inform people about healthy food choices. With so many messages out there (often conflicting), Tim thought "wouldn't it be great if there was a site that people could go to that cut through jargon and marketing-speak and just made it easier to make healthy choices?" Enter Eat Real Food. Be warned: Tim is (in)famous for good information and bad jokes. He may also overuse parentheses.

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Tim is passionate about fitness and health. Combining his love of Martial Arts and Fitness, Tim founded FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre in 2008 and from 2012 has been a student of Nutrition. Eat Real Food is Tim's vision (with help!) to better inform people about healthy food choices. With so many messages out there (often conflicting), Tim thought "wouldn't it be great if there was a site that people could go to that cut through jargon and marketing-speak and just made it easier to make healthy choices?" Enter Eat Real Food. Be warned: Tim is (in)famous for good information and bad jokes. He may also overuse parentheses.

One Comment:

  1. love all the veg you have added to this dish, sounds like a great signature dish to have. Mine would have to be mince and tatties.

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