Pakistani Butter Chicken

how to make pakistani butter chicken
Please read all the instructions carefully at least once, BEFORE starting prep work and the cooking process!
 Prep Time: 8 minutes  Cook Time: 22 minutes  Servings: 5 to 6

 Cooking Instructions:
  1. Cut 1 lb of boneless & skinless chicken into 1 inch square cubes. Sprinkle 1 tbsp Mama’s Masalas Butter Chicken spice mix on chicken cubes. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a cooking pot on high heat, sauté sliced onions in 3 tbsp of ghee or oil until onions are caramelized into a light golden color. (2-3 min)
  3. Add tomato paste into the onions. Add 1 cup of water and the remaining Mama’s Masalas spice mix into the pot, stir well and cover.
  4. Simmer sauce (covered) for 15 minutes on medium-low heat. (if the sauce starts sticking to the bottom, reduce heat to low)
  5. While waiting on the sauce, in a SEPARATE pan, sauté marinated chicken on high heat in 2 tbsp butter for 5-7 minutes and set aside.
  6. Once the sauce has cooked for 15 minutes; Add sautéed chicken into the pot, stir well and cook (covered) for 5-7 minutes on low heat to allow all the flavors to merge together.
  7. Add heavy cream, stir and turn off heat.
  8. Garnish with a tablespoon of fresh cream and cilantro. Serve with basmati rice, naan, pita, or pasta. Enjoy!

Vegan Suggestions: Substitute chicken for firm tofu, tempeh, mushrooms, potatoes, cauliflower,etc. Substitute heavy cream with coconut milk cream.