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light Indian BUTTER CHICKEN and Noodle Recipe
by Foodessa

light Indian BUTTER CHICKEN and Noodle

Some prized aromatic spices make this Indian Butter Chicken dish join my repertoire.
Added fragrance from garlic, ginger and tomato come to life with a zing of lemon.

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Rating: 4.5/5
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  Servings: 4


  • .> (American / Metric measures) <
  • . 1 (6oz./ 170g) pkg. Mung bean or Rice noodles
  • . 3 lb. (1.5kg) Chicken, halved and skinned
  • > SPICES: 1/8 tsp. (.60ml) cayenne pepper...1/8 tsp. (.60ml) ground cloves...1/4 tsp. (1.25ml) nutmeg, grated...1 tsp. (5ml) ground cardamom... 1 tsp. (5ml) ground cumin... 1 tsp. (5ml) granulated garlic powder... 2 tsps. (10ml) ground paprika... 2 tsps. (10ml) sea salt... 1 tsp. (5ml) ground cinnamon
  • . 1/4 cup (60ml) unsalted butter
  • . 1/4 cup (60ml) grapeseed oil
  • . 1 large, sweet onion, chopped
  • . 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • . 3 Tbsps. (45ml) fresh ginger, grated
  • . 2 Tbsps. (30ml) tomato paste
  • . 2 Tbsps. (30ml) fresh lemon juice
  • . 1 can (28oz./ 798ml) Italian tomatoes, crushed
  • . 1 Tbsp. (15ml) mild honey
  • . 1 cup (125ml) plain 2% 'Greek-style' yogurt


  1. . Prepare the chicken by halving it and skinning it as best possible. Set aside.
  2. . In a small bowl, prepare and mix all SPICES together, while reserving the cinnamon for later use.
  3. . In a very large, deep pan, heat the oils and the butter on MED-HIGH heat. Add and sauté the onions for about 5 minutes.
  4. . Lower the heat to MEDIUM and add the garlic and ginger for about 1 minute. Add the prepared spices all at once and combine. Mash in the tomato paste last.
  5. . Place the chicken halves, BREAST UP. Pour the fresh lemon juice over top. Cook for about 5 minutes before flipping each chicken half over to BREAST DOWN. Cook another 5 minutes before pouring the tomato sauce and the honey. Again, flip the chicken halves BREAST UP. Cover the pan and cook for 35 minutes.
  6. ...Meanwhile, prepare the noodles. Simply pour boiling water over the dried noodles and cover for 10 minutes. Once done, rinse them and strain them very well. Set aside.
  7. . At the very end, close the heat and sprinkle the cinnamon as well as pouring the yogurt. Lastly, flip the chicken halves BREAST DOWN. Place the cover again and leave it rest for another 15 minutes before adding the pre-cooked noodles. Serve the chicken alongside the noodles.
  8. . Flavourful wishes from Claudia's