Photo of Mild butter chicken by WW

Mild butter chicken

11
11
11
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Mild on the heat, but bursting with authentic Indian curry favours, this will quickly become a family favourite

Ingredients

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic

1 clove(s), finely chopped

Fresh ginger

20 g, (4cm) peeled, finely grated

Skinless chicken thigh

400 g, (buy 500g), fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces

Garam masala

2 tsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Ground coriander

1 tsp

Cinnamon quill

1 whole

Ground chilli

1 g

Cherry tomato

250 g

Tomato passata

1 cup(s), (260g)

Baby spinach leaves

120 g

Light thickened cream

cup(s), (80ml)

Cooked basmati rice

4 cup(s), (800g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a 20cm-base saucepan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add chicken pieces and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until chicken changes colour. Add garam masala, cumin, coriander, cinnamon stick and chilli powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add tomatoes, passata, 1 cup (250ml) water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Reduce heat to low. Add cream and spinach and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Serve butter chicken with basmati rice.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli and cauliflower.TIP: Go easy on the chilli powder – a tiny pinch goes a long way.