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.
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.
- 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
- 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
Preheat oven to 400
Grease rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or evoo
Combine chicken, yogurt, lime, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chili powder, salt in a mixing bowl, then spread over cookie sheet
Bake 15-18 minutes
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat
Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes
Add tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes (smush everything)
Add spinach if using, garlic, ginger, garam masala, paprika, cayenne, cumin
Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes
Just before serving add butter and half and half (or cream)
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.
I know it ain’t the prettiest dish, but sometimes ugly is delicious. Especially when it comes to butter chicken.