Indian Butter Chicken (serves 4)


  1. 1 c. Greek yogurt
  2. Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  3. 1 tsp. Handi
  4. 2 tsp. Handi garam masala, divided
  5. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  6. 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
  7. 6 tbsp. butter, divided
  8. 1 large onion, sliced
  9. 2 jalapeƱos, minced
  10. 1 Handi cinnamon stick
  11. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  12. 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  13. 1 tsp. Handi paprika
  14. 1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  15. 1/2 c. heavy cream
  16. Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
  17. Cooked Handi basmati rice, for serving
  18. Naan, for serving


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon, turmeric, 1 teaspoon garam masala, and cumin. Add chicken and toss until fully coated. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 2

In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Working in batches, add chicken and cook until golden all over, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium and melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add the onion, jalapeƱos, and cinnamon stick. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger, remaining teaspoon garam masala, and paprika and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

Step 4

Add the tomatoes and bring mixture to a simmer. Return chicken to pot and toss to coat. Let simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in heavy cream and remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

Step 6 – Garnish with cilantro and serve warm over rice with naan.