Best Comfort Foods to Pack On The Go – Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken– Our hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Butter Chicken

1 small plum tomato, peeled

4 garlic, cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons plain yogurt

½ tablespoon freshly ground, black pepper

2 tablespoons heavy cream

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon chili powder

A large pinch ground cinnamon

¼ cup vegetable oil

18 ounces boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces

2 onions finely chopped

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter

¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek

A few cilantro leaves

¼ teaspoon garam masala

Put

the tomato into a blender and blend until smooth, then put aside

Put

the garlic, yogurt, cream, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large bowl and stir well. Add the chicken pieces to this marinade and stir until well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight, to let the flavors blend

Heat

the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan or wok over medium heat.  Add the onions and fry, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, until golden brown.  Add the salt and fenugreek and continue frying 1 minute longer until you can smell the aroma.

Put

in the tomatoes and stir 3 minutes, or until the mixture becomes very thick.

Stir

in the butter, add the chicken and the marinade, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the chicken is cooked through. Check by cutting a piece of chicken in half – run the juices clear. Sprinkle the garam masala and cilantro leaves over and serve hot with Naans. Pack warm in a heated lunch tote for a hot lunch on the go.

Keep Lunch Warm Legend Heated Lunch box
Heated Lunch Tote

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.

HOT LUNCH CHEF