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Indian Butter Chicken with Yellow Butter Rice


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups roasted salsa
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Idaho potato, peeled, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • naan bread to serve

For the Spice Blend:

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

For the Yellow Rice:

  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups basmati or jasmine rice
  • 1 stick of butter, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Mix the seasoning blend together and set aside.

To Prepare Chicken:

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry, cut chicken into 2 inch chunks and place in a large bowl.
  2. Coat chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 4 tablespoons of seasoning blend, mix well. Marinate for 30 minutes or overnight if desired.
  3. In a large pot, place 2 tablespoons of olive oil and butter over medium heat, add chicken and brown for 3 minutes on each side, add potatoes and onion, cook 5 minutes more.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of seasoning blend and garlic.
  5. Add chicken broth and salsa. Mix well, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove lid, stir in Greek yogurt, lemon juice and cilantro, and add more broth if needed.
  7. Cook for about 10 minutes more until chicken and potatoes are fork tender.
  8. Serve over hot rice.

To Prepare Yellow Rice:

  1. Add butter, broth, and spices to a stock pot. Bring mixture to boil, stir in rice, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove rice from heat and allow to steam for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

If you can’t handle the heat, you can always add more butter!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4-6