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Auds Butter chicken
« on: March 09, 2014, 04:48:52 am »

Auds butter Chicken
6-8
1 small can chickpeas drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves
150g yoghurt
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1kg boneless chicken breast chopped into 3cm pieces
800ml tomato juice
90g honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground fenugreek
120g butter
300ml cream:




FOR THE MARINADE
Drop garlic onto running blades speed 7 - scrape down
put chickpeas, yoghurt, garam masala into TM blitz for 5 secs speed 7.  
Put marinade into a bowl with chicken and marinate several hours or overnight
rinse thermomix.


FOR THE SAUCE
Add tomato juice to TM cook veroma temp spoon speed for 5 mins.  Add butter, honey, fenugreek and cook Varoma temp speed spoon for 25 mins with the MC off

Add cream mix for 5 seconds speed 5 - MC ON

Cook spoon speed temp Varoma for 10 mins with MC off

Add 1 tsp salt

Add chicken and cook 100 degrees spoon speed REVERSE with MC off for 20 mins



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Once the sauce cooks down there is plenty of room for a kilo of chicken. If you like a thicker sauce cook for an extra 10 mins before putting the chicken in.  This does make quite a bit of sauce so I usually freeze the excess sauce to make another Butter chicken just starting again with the marinade ingredients and then cook the marinated chicken in the leftover sauce

You can make the marinade and put the chicken in it and then start the sauce and cook it all at once (which means you just have to rinse the TM between marinade and cooking) but marinating the chicken for a long time makes it a lot more flavourful

I usually cook the whole kilo of chicken and freeze leftovers - this freezes well:


« Last Edit: March 09, 2014, 04:51:13 am by auds »

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 08:59:40 am »
Thanks for the recipe Auds.
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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 09:32:05 am »
This sounds nice. I have used a recipe where the creaminess comes from cashews, but chickpeas would be better for us.
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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 10:05:15 am »
This does sound really nice.

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 01:21:52 pm »
Looks lovely and easy. Thanks

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 01:39:22 am »
Do you think that I could halve the quantities and if so what if anything would this do to the cooking times
Thanks

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 02:53:54 am »
yes you could halve the quanities.  You just need to check the sauce when reducing it until its thick.  might take 15 mins instead of 25.  The chicken will still take 20 mins to cook.  in saying that I make my chicken chunks a bit bigger than usual as I find they don't "shred" as much in the TM if they are bigger than you would make say in a saucepan IYKWIM

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 03:34:26 am »
Thanks heaps
Planning on using your recipe as my first main dish since finding the forum

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 04:24:41 am »
great - let me know how it goes  :)

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 06:34:29 am »
sounds yummy
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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 04:40:38 pm »
Yeah,  I cooked this last night and it was a great success and really easier than I thought.  I should not be frightened off using my TMX.  Using half quantities I did reduce a each of the cooking times a little bit.
Thanks for helping me with my first recipe from the Forum.    :)

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 11:14:53 am »
Well done. Now you will have to try some more.  :D
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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2014, 03:34:24 am »
glad you liked it  ;D

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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 01:40:03 pm »
Please can you define small tin of chickpeas, thanks
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Re: Auds Butter chicken
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 02:23:10 pm »
I'm guessing DJ but I would think about 400g.
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