Easy Butter Chicken

Simply Scratch

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 1460 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 6 ounces full fat Greek yogurt
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • white or brown basmati rice
    Pasta and Rice
  • 3 shakes of cayenne pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • torn fresh cilantro leaves
  • flat bread or naan
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
    Produce;Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk (heavy cream may be substituted)
    Canned and Jarred;Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 2 heaping teaspoons garam masala
    Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, squeezed through a garlic press
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    Spices and Seasonings
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon (about a tablespoon)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less to taste)
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons butter or olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups (or 1 15-ounce can) tomato puree (not tomato sauce)
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric
    Spices and Seasonings


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