Recipe for butter chicken that uses olive oil instead of butter

Recipe for butter chicken that uses olive oil instead of butter

Using olive oil instead of butter in the butter chicken recipe is a healthier option, as olive oil is lower in saturated fat and higher in heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. Overall, using olive oil instead of butter in the butter chicken recipe can provide a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Recipe for butter chicken that uses olive oil instead of butter Recipe

By Kaizer
Prep time: 60 mins
Cook time: 30-40 Mins
Servings: 4-5 People

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cumin, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the skillet. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the tomato puree to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet and stir to coat with the tomato sauce.
  • Stir in the yogurt and heavy cream. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Serve the butter chicken over rice or with naan bread. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Notes

The preparation time for this butter chicken recipe using olive oil is approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on your cooking experience and efficiency in the kitchen.

This recipe can serve around 4-6 people, depending on the serving size and appetite of your guests. If you need to serve more people, you can easily double the recipe to make a larger batch.
See all articles in Recipes