Skillet Butter Chicken Pasta
Butter chicken is a traditional Indian dish known for its distinct flavor that can be credited to garam masala, an Indian blend of warm spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom. This simplified version made in one skillet takes away any excuse you have to not start experimenting with global cooking.MORE+LESS-
Updated November 13, 2018
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
cup chopped yellow onions
tablespoons Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste (from a can)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoon finely chopped peeled gingerroot
tablespoon garam masala
oz uncooked farfalle pasta (3 cups)
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
cup heavy whipping cream
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in butter 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Remove chicken from skillet.
Reduce heat to medium. In same skillet, heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Cook onions in butter 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add tomato paste; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add garlic, gingerroot and garam masala; cook and stir 1 minute.
Add pasta and broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 15 to 17 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is just tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Add chicken and whipping cream; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut and sauce has slightly thickened.
- Garam masala is a blend of spices often used in Indian cooking. The blend typically contains black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and nutmeg.
- Penne or cavatappi can be substituted for the farfalle pasta in this recipe.
- Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro or chopped tomatoes, if desired.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
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3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.