Butter Chicken Recipe with Spice Mix

Butter Chicken Recipe with Spice Mix

Made with pre-measured Indian Spices and blends

Prep time: 15 mins; Cook time: 20-30 mins; Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS FOR MARINATING BUTTER CHICKEN:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut in 1" cubes) - 1 1/2 LBs
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Peeled and chopped garlic - 2-3 cloves
  • Salt (as per taste) - 1/2 to 1 tsp
  • Flavor Temptations Butter Chicken Spice Mix (contains 5 flavor blends) - 1

STEPS TO MARINATE & BAKE TRADITIONAL BUTTER CHICKEN:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 deg F
  2. In a small bowl, mix together chicken cubes, oil, garlic, salt and Blend #5 (Marinade mix), coating chicken pieces evenly
  3. Spread chicken cubes on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until chicken cubes are no longer pink on the inside. Cover and keep aside

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE FLAVORFUL BUTTER CHICKEN SAUCE:

  • Finely chopped onions - 1 cup
  • Diced tomatoes - 2 cups
  • Ginger - 2"
  • Butter- 1 cup
  • Heavy cream / half & half (optional) - 2/3 cup
  • Salt to taste -1- 1.5 tsp
  • Chopped cilantro (optional) - 6-8 stems 

STEPS TO MAKE BUTTER CHICKEN SAUCE:

  1. In a pan, melt butter, add Blend #1 (Seeds) and step back to allow seeds to burst and sputter, releasing their flavors
  2. Add onions and cook for 6-8 mins on medium heat until soft and caramelized
  3. Add ginger and Blend #2 (Powders) and cook until well blended
  4. Stir in tomato puree, heavy cream and salt
  5. Mix in Blend #3 (Cayenne) adjusting to preferred spice level: (Hot: add all of it; Medium: add half of it; Mild: do not add any)
  1. Cover and cook sauce on medium heat. As sauce thickens, reduce heat to gently simmer the sauce uncovered, stirring occasionally
  2. Add Blend #4 (Garam Masala) and baked chicken cubes to the simmering sauce and continue to gently simmer it, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick
  3. Garnish with chopped cilantro(optional)

    SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR TRADITIONAL BUTTER CHICKEN:

    Serve hot over bed of long-grained or naan bread

    Story of Butter Chicken Recipe with Spice Mix

    Butter Chicken dish is very popular, even more so than Chicken Tikka Masala! It is also called Chicken Makhani. 'Makhan' means 'Butter' in Hindi.

    Gluten-free

    Contains no gluten

    Organic Spices

    Salt free

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    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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    Can this recipe be made vegetarian?

    Sure! Simply replace chicken or meat with tofu or paneer to make a vegetarian version of this recipe

    How authentic is this recipe?

    All our recipes are authentic and traditional family recipes passed along by my Mom.

    Can I use Curry powder instead of individual spice blends?

    Technically, you could use Curry powder or a common spice mix. However, this would not provide the authentic taste of traditional spice layering technique that is unique to Indian cooking