Budget Meals: Indian Butter Chicken


Budget Meals: Indian Butter Chicken

This flavorful make-ahead Indian curry is rich and mild enough for the whole family to enjoy


The Recipe

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large onion
1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbs ginger, grated
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs turmeric
1 tbs ground coriander
1 tbs garam marsala
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz crushed tomatoes

Add 1/4 cup of butter to a medium-hot skillet along with chopped onion.
Saute onion until soft
Add diced chicken and saute until chicken is cooked
Add garlic and cook for another minute
Add spices, salt, pepper and ginger. Stir to combine.
Add remaining butter, stir to melt
Stir in cream and crushed tomatoes
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with basmati rice and garnish with chopped cilantro

The Finances

This meal came to:

$1.83 Butter
$0.62 Onion
$5.92 Chicken
$0.25 Garlic
$0.12 Ginger
$0.37 Cumin
$0.33 Turmeric
$0.21 Ground coriander
$0.26 Garam marsala
$0.35 Cayenne pepper
$2.99 Cream
$0.80 Crushed tomatoes

From the pantry:
Salt and Pepper

Grand Total $13.79

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