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Looking for a recipe for butter chicken sauce that’s delicious and easy to make? Look no further than this simple, yet scrumptious, recipe! Made with just a few basic ingredients, this sauce is perfect for adding an extra zing to your chicken dishes. This is the quickest, easiest, and most delicious butter chicken sauce recipe you will ever make! Guaranteed! Butter chicken is one of the most popular Indian dishes around and this sauce is perfect for making it taste even better.
If you’ve ever had butter chicken or tandoori chicken, then you have some idea of what this sauce is made of. Creamy, rich chicken pieces simmered in a creamy sauce. This sauce is perfect for any dish where you want that irresistible richness and depth of flavor.
- oil, 1 Tablespoon
- butter, 1 Tablespoon
- onion diced, 1 medium
- fresh ginger (finely minced), 1 Teaspoon
- cloves garlic (finely minced or crushed), 2-3
- (about 2-3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 ½ Pounds
- tomato paste or 8 oz can of tomato sauce, 4 Tablespoons
- garam masala, 1 Tablespoon
- chili powder or paprika, adjust to taste, 1 Tablespoon
- Fenugreek (I use powder), 1 Teaspoon
- cumin, 1 Teaspoon
- salt, 1 Teaspoon
- black pepper, 1/4 Teaspoon
- heavy cream sub for half & half or yogurt for low fat, 1 cup
- Hot cooked rice and naan for serving
Step by Step Instructions to make Butter chicken sauce
Over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet or medium saucepan.
Cook the butter, oil, and onions for 3-4 minutes until the onions are lightly golden.
Stir ginger and garlic frequently to avoid burning them for 30 seconds.
Spices, tomato paste, and chicken should be added together. Until everything is cooked through, cook for 5-6 minutes.
Stir occasionally while simmering the heavy cream for 8-10 minutes. You can serve this dish with naan or over Basmati rice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does butter chicken sauce taste like?
Butter chicken sauce is characterized by its rich flavor and potent aroma which can often be detected in both store-bought and homemade versions. Some people find its taste to be distinctly curry-like while others find it to be closer to savory tomato sauces. Regardless of your personal preference, all agree that the sauce is unique and delicious.
Is butter chicken Indian or Pakistani?
The origin of butter chicken sauce cannot be definitively determined. The dish has likely evolved through both countries’ culinary traditions, and its presentation also varies slightly depending on where it is made. In India, the sauce is typically served over hot chicken pieces, while in Pakistan, it is often served over naan bread.
Is butter chicken similar to korma?
Butter chicken sauce is a dish made from butter and Chicken. It is similar to Korma but has a heartier flavor because of the use of the cream. Korma typically contains Coconut milk which gives it a slightly different flavor. In general, Butter chicken sauce is milder than Korma and can be used as a dipping sauce or on its own.
Is butter chicken really spicy?
Butter chicken is a popular Indian dish that is made with chunks of chicken breast cooked in a creamy sauce that is usually spiced with chili peppers. Some people consider butter chicken to be extremely spicy, while others find it to be moderately spicy.
Pros & Cons
- Delicious and palatable.
- Adds flavor to dishes.
- Versatile and can be used in many different dishes.
- Can be made in a hurry if needed.
- Economical because it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.
- May not be ideal for some people as it is slightly spicy.
- Some people may not like the greasy feeling left on their hands after using it.
- Needs fresh ingredients in order to make it taste optimal.
There you have it, folks! This a simple and delicious butter chicken sauce that any Indian food lover will love! And trust me when I say that this is a versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes, from lentils to naan bread. So go ahead and give this recipe a try.
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Butter chicken sauce Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger (finely minced)
- 2-3 cloves garlic (finely minced or crushed)
- 1 ½ Pounds (about 2-3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 Tablespoons tomato paste or 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon garam masala
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder or paprika, adjust to taste
- 1 Teaspoon Fenugreek (I use powder)
- 1 Teaspoon cumin
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream sub for half & half or yogurt for low fa
- Hot cooked rice and naan for serving