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"A delicious, mild curry"

Serves 4 | Prep Time 4 hours 20 mins (includes marinade time) | Cook Time 25 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

Original recipe from Chrissy Teigen with a slight twist!

First time I made this it was delicious. Second time not as amazing (but still good). It wasn't as thick and I think there was too much cream so I change the recipe from 1.5 cups to 1 cup of cream to try next time and see.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lime
1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp ground turmeric
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
½ cup ghee
2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups diced onion
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1½ tablespoons garam masala
1½ tbsp ground cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
2 tbsp chili garlic sauce


Zest the lime into a large bowl; reserve the zested lime. Add the yogurt, half the garlic, and the turmeric to the bowl and whisk to incorporate. Add the chicken, stir to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours and up to 24

Heat half the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until softened and translucent, 8 to 9 minutes. Add the rest of the garlic and the ginger, garam masala, cumin, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 2 minutes

Add the marinated chicken (discard any remaining marinade) and cook, flipping midway through, until seared and golden, 3 minutes per side. Add the tomatoes, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced slightly, 5 minutes

Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the remaining ghee (or 3 tablespoons each butter and oil) along with the cream and cook, stirring, until the mixture has thickened, 10-15 minutes

Remove the chicken tenders and slice into half inch pieces. Make sure fully cooked, then return to saucepan. Stir in the cilantro and the chili garlic sauce

Slice the zested lime into wedges and serve with the chicken


Pairs Well With

naan and/or rice

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