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Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

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Category: Indian, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 pt Yogurt, plain
  • 1 ts Ginger, crushed
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Red food coloring
  • 3 lb Chicken, skinless; cut in
  • -pieces
  • Oil
  • 2 oz Butter
  • 1 Cinnamon stick -- 1 inch
  • 6 Cloves
  • 6 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 pt Sour cream
  • 1/4 ts Saffron; crushed
  • 1/4 pt Cream
  • Salt; to taste
  • 2 ts Almonds, ground
  • 1/4 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 tb ;Water


Mix yogurt, ginger, salt and red coloring and rub into chicken. Let it
marinate overnight.

Place in an ovenproof dish and brush with oil. Bake in a 375 degree oven
for 40-50 minutes. Save the liquid, if any.

In a saucepan, melt butter and fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and bayleaf
for 1 minute. Add sour cream and chicken liquid. Add crushed saffron, and
cream. Cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes. Add chicken pieces and
adjust seasoning. Add ground almonds. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add
to the chicken.

Let it thicken. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve
with nan.

Serving Ideas: Nan makes a pleasant accompaniment to this dish.

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