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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Butter Chicken and Naan Recipe

Butter Chicken
Add 2 tablespoons butter to sauté pan, melt over medium heat. 
Salt and pepper 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces 
Sauté until browned 2 - 3 minutes.
Remove from pan.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to same pan.
1 chopped onion
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh jalapeño, seeded, and chopped
add 2 teaspoons gram masala
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Puree with hand blender.

1 bay leaf
Cook about 10 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Stir occasionally.

1/2 cup cream
2 tablespoons butter
Cook until butter melts.

Serve over basmati rice and garnish with lime and cilantro.

In a large bowl to electric mixer, dissolve
 1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
Let sit for about 10 minutes, until frothy.
Stir in:
3 tablespoons milk
1 beaten egg
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups of bread flour
Mix with dough hook for 4 minutes.
Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with cloth, and set aside to rise for 1 hour.

Punch dough down and cut into 16 pieces, form into balls and place on cookie sheet.  

Cover with a towel and rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat griddle to medium/high heat.  Melt 1/4 cup butter.
Roll out dough into 1/4" thick circle. 

 Butter griddle.  Place dough on griddle, brush uncooked side with melted butter.  Cook 2 minutes until lightly browned, turn over.  Cook other side for about 2 minutes.
Serve warm.


  1. I wanted to make this the other day but I didn't have gram masala. I ordered it from Amazon. I can't wait to make it!

  2. added this to next week's menu. i'm excited to try it!

  3. Is this an Indian recipe? Sounds delicious!

    1. Yes it is an Indian recipe. It's a real hit with my family.