I’ve been cooking Judy’s recipes in Quarantine and this one – this one, is a keeper. Judy’s recipes always taste like home. Most of them have been handed down to her from her momma (one of my second moms), Tami. We used to raid Tami’s fridge after school looking for her leftovers… the pasta with red sauce, the latkas, her pesto ice cubes. For some reason, I think this one is an original Judy – and now Jess tweaked recipe. But not to worry, Judy will surely correct me if I’m wrong. So here it goes: a butter chicken recipe to stay home for.

I will warn you upfront this butter chicken recipe is **spicy**. I will also warn you that this butter chicken is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

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#AllergicToEverything Butter Chicken

If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least.

Butter Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 

Jess' version of Judy's Butter Chicken – if spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Grain-free, Indian
Keyword: Chicken, Spicy, Week Night
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
Chicken:
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast cut in 1/2 in. pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1.5 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes or fresh
  • a few hand-fulls of spinach **optional**
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper **spicy**
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup of half and half or heavy cream
Instructions
Chicken:
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Grease rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or evoo
  3. Combine chicken, yogurt, lime, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chili powder, salt in a mixing bowl, then spread over cookie sheet
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes
Sauce:
  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat
  2. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes (smush everything)
  4. Add spinach if using, garlic, ginger, garam masala, paprika, cayenne, cumin
  5. Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes
  6. Just before serving add butter and half and half (or cream)
Recipe Notes

If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is on the spicy side.

This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

Butter Chicken #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)
Butter Chicken #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)

I know it ain’t the prettiest dish, but sometimes ugly is delicious. Especially when it comes to butter chicken.

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