I’ve always loved Butter Chicken, but don’t really have the patience for the time consuming process that making it requires. Like any true South African, I love Woolies convenience, and often rely on their spice packs when I want to cook a quick and easy meal. However, in true Nina fashion, I never follow the directions on the box and like to add my own touch, by chucking in a few extras until it looks pretty. I’ve experimented a bit, and have now settled on this winning combination.
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 Box of Woolworths Butter Chicken Spice
- 1 tin tomato paste
- 1 tin hot water
- 1 teaspoon green curry paste
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 pack of chicken breasts, sliced
- 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
Heat oil in a medium pot/wok and add onion, garlic and ginger. Once it starts to soften, add the spices and cook for a few minutes. Add the tomato paste, then fill the same tin with hot water, and add. After a few minutes add curry paste, honey and chili flakes. Once this has simmered for a few minutes add the chicken and cook over medium heat. Lastly, add the yoghurt and heat through. I don’t like to let the yoghurt simmer for too long as it can separate.
Serve garnished with fresh coriander and basmati rice.