This recipe doesn't use fatty parts of chicken or excessive amounts of butter or cream, so apologies in advance.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 4oz greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 can crushed tomato
  • 2 cubed boneless chicken breast (the star of the dish, but not pictured)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (ideally garam masala but i own none :'( )
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • salt + chili pepper to taste

Methodology

Toss the butter down in the heated pan that you just used to make aloo curry and was too lazy to wash in between.

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When the butter is melted, add in diced onion and cook through until translucent.

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Toss in that minced garlic too.

This post is written a month or two after actually cooking this, but I wanted to share with you all the exciting news that I bought a container of minced garlic from Walmart yesterday. I usually had whole garlic sitting in the fridge, but our apartment has a weird problem where mold just grows instantly on any food that has been around for more than a week.

Because of that, many garlic cloves met sad ends, and I am hoping that this jar will be able to defeat the curse.

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Dump in all the spices--cumin, salt, chili pepper, curry powder, tumeric, anything else...

We want to get them nice and toasty for that depth of flavor.

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Add the liquid and faux liquids--yogurt, milk, and crushed tomato. Mix everything around and adjust the amount of milk to however viscous you like your curry.

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When the curry base starts bubbling a bit, add in the chicken. Cover the pan and let everything cook through.

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Results

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Unfortunately, from this recipe, we learned that there is no such thing as a "skinny butter chicken". The flavors are good, but not the same: you really need that fatty flavor of tons of butter and heavy cream over chicken thighs to fill the craving.

However, not a bad recipe for a speedy chicken curry of sorts. Probably would not make again since the aloo curry already fills the craving for me, but this wasn't total failure.