Butter Chicken

Submitted by kathleen robertson

Butter Chicken

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Serving: 4
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs

Ingredients
 

  • 2 chicken breasts( whole)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp of red chilli ( adjust to your taste )
  • 6 cloves
  • 8- 10 peppercorns
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 3-4 cardamon pod seeds
  • 1 cup fresh yoghurt
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 1 can of 400g tin tomatos blended into smooth paste
  • 2 cups of chicken stock

Instructions
 

  • 1 .Mix the chicken, lime juice and chilli powder and marinate in fridge for 1 hour.
  • 2. Heat a flat pan and gently roast the cloves, pepper corns, and cinnamon ( stirring frequently), until they toast slightly. allow the mixture to cool and add cardamon seeds. use a mortar and pestle and grind into a fine powder.
  • 3. Mix the yogurt, cumin, turmeric and coriander powder and spice mix, pour on chicken and marinate for 1 hour in fridge or over night.
  • 4. Place chicken in slow cooker, add garlic, ginger, stock and tin tomatoes.
  • 5. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • 6. Take whole breast out and shred with tongs and fork and add back to slow cooker cook for further 1 hour and serve with mash or rice.
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