Indian Butter Chicken

indian-butter-chicken-series-1318681A friend of mine adapted this from a recipe she found, to make it not only DELICIOUS but much easier to cook.  I could eat this every day and not get tired of it.


Indian Butter Chicken

1/2 c butter

1 chopped onion

2-3 lbs chopped, skinned, boned chicken

15 oz canned tomatoes (or fresh, mashed tomatoes or even pasta sauce)

1 c cream

2 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsp masala*


1 tbsp cumin

1.5 tsp coriander

1.5 tsp black pepper

.5 tsp nutmeg

  1. Using some butter sauté the onion until soft in a large pot.
  2. Then add the chicken to the pot. Stir until the chicken is cooked on the outside. Approx 5 minutes.
  3. Add everything else. Let simmer on low until chicken is cooked.
  4. You can also add vegetables to the mix after chicken is cooked.

We had it with sliced zucchini in it, and it was absolutely wonderful.

You can serve it over rice, or for paleo, serve over cooked sweet potato.


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About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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