Healthy Butter Chicken
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Cook brown rice in unsalted water according to package directions.
Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy bottom pot. Add diced onion and sauté on medium low heat until softened and lightly golden – about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with ground turmeric and sauté for another minute.
Add butter, minced garlic and ginger, garam masala, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground cumin and salt and stir. Sauté for another five minutes stirring often – watch that the spices don’t burn.
Stir in whole milk, plain yogurt and tomato purée. Adjust the heat to medium low.
Cut boneless chicken breast into one inch (2.5 cm) cubes. Add to pot, stir and simmer uncovered for 30 – 45 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice and brown sugar.
Serve over hot brown rice. Garnish with sprigs of fresh cilantro.
|Per 450 g serving||Amount|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Per 450 g serving||% Daily Value|