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Indian Butter Chicken – Murg Makhani

Murg Makhani

Butter Chicken – Murg Makhani
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Serves: 12

  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 3 lbs. chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Steamed rice
  • Naan bread

  1. Combine garam masala, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper into small bowl and stir until mixed well.
  2. Heat butter in large pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook 5 – 7 minutes until tender. Add seasoning mixture, garlic and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and chicken to pan. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook 10 – 12 minutes until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile combine yogurt, milk and whisk until well combined. Add to pan once chicken is done. Cook 2 – 3 minutes until heated.
  4. Spoon over cooked rice and serve with naan bread.


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