Simple, Satisfying Indian Butter Chicken
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
The secrets to perfect butter chicken, no take-out required. With this recipe you can adjust the heat to your liking and enjoy a night in.
  • 450g chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons garam marsala spice
  • 1–2 teaspoons chili flakes (crushed red pepper)
  • 1 can tomatoes (400g/14oz), chopped
  • 2–3 tablespoons whipping cream (35% milk fat)
  1. Bash out thighs a little with a saucepan to tenderize. Chop into chunks.
  2. Heat a few tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over a medium high heat.
  3. Brown chicken for few minutes each side.
  4. Add garam marsala and chili. Stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add tomatoes and their juices. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in cream and bring back to a simmer.
  7. Taste and season with salt, pepper and a little sugar if you like it sweet.
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