Ashia’s Butter Chicken

Ashia’s Butter Chicken

Ingredients

800g chicken diced (we love Waitoa free range)
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 dessertspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
3-4 cloves crushed garlic
Small piece grated ginger
Juice of half of a lemon
Fresh coriander to garnish (we love Superb Herbs)
Rice to serve


Butter Chicken Sauce Ingredients:
75g butter
2-3 cardamom
Piece of cinnamon stick
3 cloves crushed garlic
Grated ginger, small piece
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons manuka honey
1-2 green chillis chopped (optional)
3 large tomatoes, pureed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup cream

Method

Mix together and rub over chicken pieces,  marinate an hour or overnight if you can.

When ready to cook , spread out on an oven tray and bake for 30-40 minutes at 200 degreees, or until cooked.

Butter Chicken Sauce Method:

Melt butter and add the whole spices and ginger and garlic and green chillis, add the blitzed tomatoes and puree, cover and cook on low for 10 -15 min.

Then add salt, garam masala and the honey. Add the cooked chicken, a little boiling water, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Lastly add cream and chopped coriander, serve with rice.

Ashia’s tips:
Serve with naan bread instead of rice. Or just the butter chicken on its own.