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Popular Indian recipe of tender chicken in rich butter sauce



  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) yogurt
  • 1 t fresh ginger, crushed
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg). chicken, cut into pieces, skinned
  • oil
  • 2 oz (56 grm). butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • 1/4 t saffron, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • 2 T ground almonds
  • 1/4 t cornstarch dissolved in 1 T of water
  • Mix yogurt, ginger and salt and rub into chicken; let marinate overnight.
  • Place marinated chicken in well-oiled oven proof dish and drizzle oil all over; bake at 375 degrees (200 C.) for forty to fifty minutes, and save any liquid.
  • In saucepan, melt butter and saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, and bay leaf for one minute.
  • Add sour cream and leftover chicken-liquid.
  • Add saffron and cream and cover and simmer gently for five to six minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken and adjust seasoning.
  • Add ground almonds and cornstarch mixture.
  • Let thicken; cover and simmer for three to four minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot.
  • Enjoy!
Delicious served with Indian bread called "nan" and other Indian condiments are nice too.

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