Recipe By AJF180
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 346.5

This recipe resembles a dish from an Indian restaurant in my town. I love it. It’s got a great unique flavor to it; garam masala is the spice used. Creamy – a favorite! Serve over rice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Finely chop the onions and garlic in a blender or food processor, and cook in the skillet until tender. Puree the tomatoes and green bell pepper in the blender or food processor, and mix into the skillet. Season with salt, garam masala, and chili powder. Stir in the cream and butter, and continue cooking until heated through.
  2. 2 Mix the chicken into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 346.5
  • Carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol 88.1 mg
  • Fat 26.3 g
  • Fiber 3.3 g
  • Protein 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 11.4 g
  • Sodium 1274.5 mg
  • Sugar 6.2 g

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  1. Oh wow! This recipe is every bit as flavorful as the other reviewers make it out to be! Totally a keeper! I read a bunch of reviews and based on them substituted low-fat yogurt for the heavy cream a can of tomato sauce for the fresh tomatoes and increased the Garam Masala slightly. It turned - Read more ...
  2. I have made this recipe soooo many times and variations.My family loves it I prefer to use mushrooms instead of the green pepper and 2 tins of chopped tomatoes and not fresh ones I always leave it to cook for an extra hour as this allows the sauce to thicken and 11y.o daughter(who hates - Read more ...
  3. I had many problems with this recipe. It was WAY too bland and has WAY too many tomatoes. This was nothing like any Indian food I have had out. The recipe as is is terrible. Luckily (and after an extra 1 hour of time) I saved my recipe by added 5X the amount of spice - Read more ...
  4. I gave this recipe 4 stars since it doesn't taste any mugh makhani I've ever had. That said it's a tasty and simple introduction to Indian food. I made a half recipe (which could easily serve 4 if served over rice with a veggie side) to start. Instead of fresh tomatoes I used 1 14.5 - Read more ...
  5. This recipe was very easy to follow. My suggestion which made it taste like "real Indian" butter chicken was to add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of butter (it's butter chicken). If not you have a very green pepper or tomato taste. Also maybe another TBSP of garam masala. Made the recipe - Read more ...
  6. I wouldn't call this Butter Chicken. Not even close really. BUT this is a really good recipe. I made a couple of modifications and my wife and guests LOVED it. I doubled the garlic used three 8 oz cans of tomato sauce instead of tomatoes added 1 tsp of cayenne pepper for a bit more - Read more ...
  7. Before making this be sure you have a very BIG skillet. I only used 6 tomatoes and it came to the rim of my largest skillet. Not as easy as I thought since pureeing that many tomatoes in a blender is messy and time consuming (maybe my blender is too small). Anyway I was disappointed - Read more ...
  8. This is a great recipe me and my wife had been looking for! It's not too hard and comes out great. It is wonderful just as it is but we also like it thicker... To thicken the sauce you can try a couple of variations/substitions. Use an equivalent amount of tomato sauce in place of - Read more ...
  9. Having lived in India as a kid I was always frustrated that I could never really feel good about an Indian dish I made - until I made this one! Anyone can make it and it tastes FABULOUS! Thanks so much!