Butter Chicken (You’re Welcome)

Butter….this recipe is an homage to butter.  Julia loved you.  Paula Dean loves you.  And I love you.

Butter Chicken

This recipe came from Tasty Kitchen, the Pioneer Woman’s newest culinary collaboration project.

Serves 4.


  • 4 pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Cardamom
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • ¼ cups Butter
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 pint Whipping Cream
  • 1 bunch Chopped Cilantro, to taste
  • Basmati Rice


Combine first 9 ingredients and marinate overnight [I only marinated 2 hours and it was still delish!].

Saute the onion in the butter until soft. Add marinated chicken and cook about 10 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Cook for 30 minutes over medium-low heat with the lid on. Add the whipping cream (I have used light cream or half-and-half also) and cilantro just before serving over Basmati rice.  [After the chicken was cooked I removed it from the sauce, cut it into cubes and added it back to the sauce]


5 Responses

  1. YUMMMM! Ree seems to be a very good cook. It would be so much fun to stay on her ranch and eat her culinary creations. Miss you! xxoo

  2. Sounds incredibly good, BUT I think I’ll try it with a mix of lowfat sour cream and plain yogurt. I will keep the butter, though! Gotta keep your Dad’s arteries clear!

  3. One word: freaking amazing. OK, that was actually two.

    Next time I’m trying less cream and am adding peppers and cashews. (I added mushrooms this time and it was delish.)

    Good work, Sis!

  4. I’m making it AGAIN for friends tonight. Added bell pepper as well as mushrooms–hope it’s good. (How could it not be?!)

  5. OK, I made this for like the fifth time now. Can you tell I really like it? I am stalking this post! 🙂

    After making it for the fifth time, I have discovered that adding mushrooms, bell peppers, and extra seasoning makes it tasty and last longer. (If you add veggies, the extra seasoning is necessary.) I also added a bit of cinnamon and curry powder, which tasted great. Great find, Sarah!

    Hope you and Hubsy are having a fun and romantic getaway and can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

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