Top Ten Main Dishes --Saucy Indian Chicken

I came across this recipe in the last month or so, but it has been made almost weekly. Delish!! I love it, and may husband loves when I make it! A little time intensive, but well worth the time! My mouth is watering, and I just had it two nights ago. Don't skimp of the limes and cilantro, they make this incredibly fresh and amazing. 

Saucy Indian Chicken 
from: Sister Cafe

1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped 
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 (6oz) can tomato paste 
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream 
3 bay leaves 
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
cooked rice, enough for the family ( I use Botan rice) 
lime wedges
fresh cilantro, chopped


In a large saute pan combine onion, ginger, jalapeno, and oil. Brown onion over medium-high heat until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, garam masala, chili powder, cardamom, and coriander. Saute for an additional 2 minutes. 

Scrape mixture into a food processor; add tomato paste and chicken broth.  Process until mixture is smooth. (I like mine a little chunky) Pour mixture back into pan, add cream and bay leaves, and bring to a gentle boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until reduced to about 3 cups, about 5-7 minutes. Pour sauce into a bowl. Rinse and dry pan. 

Pat the chicken dry. Mix chicken with salt and pepper. Set pan over high-heat; add 1 tablespoon butter and the chicken. Stir until chicken is no longer pink on the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sauce and simmer over medium heat stirring often, until chicken is no lager pink in the center. Cut remaining 3 tablespoons butter into chunks and stir into sauce until melted. 

Spoon chicken and sauce onto rice. Squeeze lime juice over portions and garnish with cilantro. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy...this recipe will be made this looks fabulous and perfect for these cold days in Woodland Hills! Hope you guys are having fun in Texas!