Heart Healthy Butter Chicken with Ginger Brown Basmati Rice Recipe
In a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except the chicken and mix until well combined. Add the chicken and stir to coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or up to 24 hours.
Heat 1 teaspoon of the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ⅓ of the chicken, making sure not to crowd the pan (Note: do not shake off any marinade). Brown the chicken for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan, set aside and keep warm. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
Heat the ghee in the same pan after wiping clean with a paper towel. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally while scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the garam masala, cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the tomato purée, chili powder and salt and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
Remove from heat and carefully transfer the sauce to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add a tablespoon of water at a time to help the sauce blend (up to ⅓ cup).
Return the puréed sauce back to the pan and add the milk, sugars and fenugreek leaves; stir to combine. Add the chicken, juices and any remaining marinade to the pan. Cook over low heat and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Serve the rice in bowls and spoon the butter chicken on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!
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About This Healthy Recipe
Searching for a healthy kid-friendly recipe that is both delicious and nutritious? Look no further as we have just the recipe for you! This low-sodium Butter Chicken recipe, also known as Murgh Makhani, is a protein-packed, boldly-flavored recipe that is sure to be a hit amongst adults and kids. Another great thing about this recipe? It is low-fat and high protein! In fact, each serving contains just 17 grams of total fat and 40 grams of protein making this a deliciously heart-healthy recipe. Just when it seems like this recipe is too good to be true, it gets even better! In addition to being heart-healthy, this recipe is also low-carb (16g) making this dish a great option for anyone in search of a diabetic-friendly recipe. Since this recipe contains no wheat products it is 100% gluten-free making it an ideal recipe for anyone with gluten allergies. At just 373 calories per serving and ready in only 45 minutes, you will be eating healthy in no time! Enjoy!