The Easiest (and tastiest) Butter Chicken Ever !

YUM YUM YUM…HUNGRY?

Want an easy way to make Butter Chicken using fresh ingredients (ie: NOT from a jar) at home? This is so easy, and is actually tastier than any of the Indian restaurants around town…and we have alot here on The Gold Coast. This is my fool proof Butter Chicken…;)
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What we have here is basically 4 bags of spice and a recipe.

20130405-131439.jpg I remember once spending a fortune gathering all the different spices required for my curry, but these are perfectly measured portions to make your life so much easier .

20130405-132104.jpg Simply grind the contents of bag 1 in a grinder or mortar and pestle. I use both ๐Ÿ™‚

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Now we add bag 3 plus a little ginger, garlic, lemon juice,yogurt and oil.

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Mix well and pour over diced chicken breast. Most curry recipes prefer thigh but I ALWAYS use breast. Cover and pop into fridge for an hour or so to marinate. The longer the better ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spread the marinated chicken evenly onto a dish and bake in the oven for 15 mins 20130405-133325.jpg

ย Fry up some finely diced onions and a pinch of salt. After the onions have gone soft and clear stir in bag 2!

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Stir in some diced tomatoes.

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Pop in the butter…oooh so bad but sooo goood ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Once the butter has melted, pour the mixture into a blender…

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Blend…20130406-133644.jpg
soooo tasty… Pour it back into the pan.

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Add some…(yikes)…cream!! I used thickened cream, but you know, I basically live on salad every day so it is ok in moderation. If I have been pigging out though, I will substitute it with yogurt. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Let ย it simmer , stiring occasionally…

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Add the marinated chicken.

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Now grab bag number 4 and stir it in ๐Ÿ™‚

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…this is looking real delicious. I add some salt for extra flavour and get ready to serve it up!

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and… ok seems I served it up and we ate it all without taking a picture of the final product!!! ARGH! Seriously, By the time I had finished cooking it, all I could think about was DEVOURING it! Lets just say…It was delicious. I cook this once a month and it makes tonnes! The kids love it and nag me to make it.

Curry Traders have literally made my life so easy. They are produced locally and I pick up packs from the Broadbeach or Burleigh Heads markets where they have a stall for about $9. Yep…you heard me…feed the masses for $9!

I have seen them in Mrs Flannery’s and other health food stores but were overpriced. If you don’t live local, thats ok as you can purchase from the website or over the phone and you won’t regret it.

Now have I made you hungry ??

Hope you are having a wonderful day

Lots of Love, Sechy xoxo

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11 thoughts on “The Easiest (and tastiest) Butter Chicken Ever !

  1. Thanks for liking my Springtime Harbinger post and, in so doing, introducing me to yours. Nothing like making me hungry at breakfast time as I read your post for this delicious sounding chicken!

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