Indian butter chicken made just for two. Who needs takeout when you can eat this well without the $30 price tag?
There’s no need for take-out with this Indian butter chicken. I am an Indian food lover, through and through. I’m also a take-out lover, because as a new Mom, I can hardly find the time to take care of myself, let alone feed myself. If I can get the flavors of my favorite take-out in just 30 minutes, I’m so in! If I can do it all with one hand and a baby on my hip, even better!
This recipe serves two, but is very easy to scale up and serve more. The leftovers are pretty stellar, as well. If you are serving just two, I really recommend making the smaller amount of rice. Every time, I put leftover rice in the fridge with good intentions, it slips my mind and comes out dry a few days later. So, that said, the recipe below makes enough rice for two people. If you need more, you know the drill: double the amount of water to rice. Easy!
One thing I’ve been doing lately to help myself get meals on the table and prevent a last-minute grocery store run is to keep individually frozen chicken breasts in the freezer. Gone are my days of buying fresh chicken and using it within two days, unfortunately.
So, I buy a large bag of chicken breasts that are either individually wrapped, or the ones coated in ice so they do not stick together in the bag. When I realize at breakfast, I don’t have a plan for dinner, I pull out two chicken breasts to defrost in the fridge. I can almost always pull together a chicken dinner from a well-stocked pantry and packed fridge. And you know what they say: winner, winner, chicken dinner. This is my favorite winner chicken dinner lately. It's about to be yours.