Recipes

No Butter Butter Chicken – Using Rotisserie Chicken, Coconut Milk


Who doesn’t pick up a rotisserie chicken?  I know it’s easy to roast your own, but I need the balance of convenience of cooking too.  So, after a recent jaunt to the mall where there was a new Indian food place, Franklin had a small sample of the Butter Chicken and was raving about it, it inspired me to actually try to make it.  I’ve been meaning to try it for a while ever since I bought Club House Indian Masala spice mix.


Using the left over chicken and the butter chicken motivation I doctored the recipe so Baby 2, with his allergy to dairy products could enjoy with us.  You can find the original recipe here with all the different spices listed here.

Ingredients

1/2 cooked chicken cubed (give or take.   I just used a breast and a bit of a leg)
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegan margarine (butter if you can have it)
1 large diced onion (2 small or 2/3 cup (150 mL))
4 tbsp (60 mL) Club House Indian Masala Seasoning
1 can (19 fl oz) diced tomato
1/3 cup (75 mL) coconut milk

Directions
  1. Stir-fry onions in butter until golden (about 15 minutes).
  2. Add Club House Indian Masala Seasoning, tomato and coconut milk.
  3. Simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add cooked chicken. Simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.

My Notes:

  • For the tomatoes I used 1/2 bottled Aurora crushed and strained tomatoes bought at Costco.   But, if you’re not interested in buying 6  bottles at a time, I’m pretty sure I bought one bottle at Walmart’s Super Store before.  It’s great!  It is a product of Italy and the ingredients are only tomato and salt.
  • I used coconut milk because that’s all I had on hand, but coconut cream would be delicious. Or a plain non-dairy yogurt.  They make yogurt made with coconut, soy yogurt, etc.  I’ve only bought the coconut yogurt at Nature’s Emporium.  A bit pricey but lots of vegan products, organic fruits and vegetables, cooked foods, huge vitamin section.
  • Instead of canned tomatoes I think I’ll try fresh tomatoes next time.
  • Going to try using chick peas instead of chicken next time.

Even Franklin liked it.  Which is just as ‘big’ as both pre-schooler and toddler liked it too.  Franklin doesn’t like leftovers.  Who does?  But, with his EPS episodes I tolerate his prima donna attitude.  I’d rather he eat something that won’t mess up his stomach.

Boy 1 even wanted to take it to school for lunch!  And Boy 2, whom I thought maybe the spices would be too strong for him, loved it.

Making it again tonight!

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