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Butter Chicken

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The butter chicken is a microwave cooked chicken preparation made with butter and curd base. Prepared in the microwave with ginger, garlic, red chili powder and garam masala and tomato puree, butter chicken can be served with rice or roti.
  Chicken breast fillets 500 Gram, cut into 4 pieces
  Thick curd 100 Gram, lightly beaten
  Butter 50 Gram
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 100 Gram
  Salt To Taste
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Fresh cream 65 Milliliter
  Green cardamoms 4 , crushed
  Cloves 4
  Cinnamon stick 1

Prick the chicken pieces all over with a fork knife.
Rub well the chicken pieces with salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and lemon juice and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Mix the marinated chicken pieces with lightly beaten curd.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
Heat the butter in a 1.5 litre deep dish on 100% power for 40 seconds.
Add the green cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves and microwave on 100% power for 30 sec.
Add the tomato puree, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder.
Mix and microwave on 100% power for 3 minutes.
Add the marinated chicken pieces along with the marinade and microwave partially covered on 100% power for 5 min.
Stir 2-3 times during cooking.
Mix in the cream and microwave on 60% power for 2 minutes. Stir.
Allow standing covered with an aluminum foil for 15 min.before serving.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1342 Calories from Fat 574

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g99.1%

Saturated Fat 30.3 g151.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 125.1 mg41.7%

Sodium 814.8 mg34%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g25.9%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28.1%

Sugars 32.9 g

Protein 119 g238.7%

Vitamin A 71.4% Vitamin C 63.4%

Calcium 41.2% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Butter Chicken Recipe