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Easy butter chicken

Easy butter chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus at least 1 hr marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal367
fat18g
saturates3g
carbs12g
sugars10g
fibre3g
protein37g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 500g skinless boneless chicken thighs

For the marinade

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 200g natural yogurt

For the curry

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted

To serve (optional)

  • cooked basmati rice
  • naan bread
  • mango chutney or lime pickle
  • fresh coriander
  • lime wedges

Method

  • STEP 1

    In a medium bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients with some seasoning. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss with the marinade. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hr or overnight.

  • STEP 2

    In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, green chilli, ginger and some seasoning. Fry on a medium heat for 10 mins or until soft.

  • STEP 3

    Add the spices with the tomato purée, cook for a further 2 mins until fragrant, then add the stock and marinated chicken. Cook for 15 mins, then add any remaining marinade left in the bowl. Simmer for 5 mins, then sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Serve with rice, naan bread, chutney, coriander and lime wedges, if you like.

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Recipe from February 2017, February 2017

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Rating: 4 out of 5.181 ratings
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