Butter Chicken

Time: 40 minutes
Effort: Easy
Serves: 4

3 chicken breasts, skinned and cut into 3/4" cubes
2 tbsp butter
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 shallot chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp garam masala*
2 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili paste (optional)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Salt & Cayenne Pepper
2 bay leaves
(* Garam Masala is a typical Indian spice which is a mixture of: coriander, cumin, ginger,cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves. Easily found in most grocery stores or specialty shops.)

In a deep skillet saute the shallots and carrots in the butter. Add the chicken and brown on all sides.Add the rest of the ingredients except the yogurt and blend so that the chicken is well coated. Cover and simmer on medium/low for approximately 20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Just before serving, add the yogurt and mix well. Serve with rice, lentils or quinoa.