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Healthier Version of Butter Chicken

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“I lived in India for three years, but always felt that the traditional butter chicken dish was too rich given all the ghee... clarified butter they use. I tried this recipe and was pleasantly surprised! Will definitely make it again! Easy and very tasty. Something you can easily surprise your guests with.”

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  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until soft and fragrant. Stir in the butter, lemon juice and spices. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, cooking for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in evaporated milk and yogurt. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning.
  3. Add reserved chicken to sauce and bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve on a bed on basmati rice and or Indian bread and garnish your chicken dish with chopped cilantro.

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