I have a conundrum.
You see, I’m just about out of chicken stock. Really, I need to roast this chicken for dinner tonight and then use the bones to make some. (Don’t roasted chicken bones make the most beautifully dark & rick stock?!)
But what I really want to do with the chicken is to de-bone it and make Butter Chicken. Butter Chicken has been calling my name since first I put it into my mouth. Don’t you ever have these menu planning woes, or is it just me?
On the one hand, I want to be a good girl and follow my menu plan, after all it’s only mid-January and I don’t need this chicken tempting me to leave the path of Homemaking Order that I’ve resolved to follow this year! On the other hand, I hate a weak stock and am feeling far too lazy to add in the extra step of roasting the bones by themselves first.
Ah, the troubles of a first world homemaker!
You haven’t heard one word I’ve said since “Butter Chicken,” have you?!
All you’ve thought of is, “What is this Butter Chicken of which see speaks?” “How do I make Butter Chicken?” “Is it really as good as she’s making it out to be or is she blowing smoke up my backside?” “I want some Butter Chicken!”
I don’t blame you. ‘Cause Butter Chicken is darn skippy and you’re going to want to be working this one into your own menu plan! I know I had never heard of this dish, was more than a little intrigued, and couldn’t wait to see what it was all about!
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Butter Chicken Seasoning
- 1 cup of cream
- 1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste
- Saute the chicken and onion in the butter until the onion is clear and the chicken is fully cooked.
- Add the Butter Chicken Seasoning and continue to saute until you’re find yourself wondering what is in all of this delicious spicy scentedness that is wafting up into your nose.
- Add in the cream and tomato paste and heat it until it’s bubbly and you can’t possibly wait any longer for it to make it’s way to your mouth.
- Serve over a sauce-soaking-up rice or egg noodles… or I think my Great Grannie’s homemade spaetzle would go quite nicely.
I got my Butter Chicken seasoning from 42 Things, along with a whole mother load of other wonderful tempting spice blends! I’m really looking forward to getting some more beef in here and trying the steak spice!
But since we did just butcher a pig a couple weeks ago, the Hot Italian Sausage seasoning has been being used in copious amounts… Last night I made some sausage & pasta with kale, peas and then cooked it all in cream for a few minutes. Oh my! It’s dinner’s like that that make me wish I had my husbands metabolism!!
Jo from 42 Things is every so kindly offering you, my dear readers, the chance to win your choice of 4 spice blends from her Etsy store!! Lucky you! And when she hit’s her next milestone on Facebook she’s giving away even more! Gotta love second chances!
So go check out 42 Things and be sure to drop your entry into the widget below (subscribers may need to click through and visit the actual site to enter.) Giveaway will end next Saturday, 1/24 at 11:59 EST.
Beth Steidinger says
I think you have definitely tempted me with the butter chicken blend. She has a lot of spices I have never really used in my cooking!
Jo Ferris says
Hey Beth 🙂 it’s me! Jo from 42 Things Organic Spicerie 🙂
All of my spice blends come with a recipe to get you started because of just that! Many aren’t sure what do do with new blends when you receive them … Thanks for your interest!
All I can say is *drool*
I really want to try that Italian sausage blend! We love sausage around here.
Marilyn K says
I would probably choose the butter chicken mix. They all look interesting though!
Oh my goodness, butter chicken sounds amazing!
The hot italian sausage blend sounds great!
Rebekah S. says
Aughhhhhh…don’t make me hungry!!!
Rebekah S. says
Hot Italian sausage..most definitely!
Joannabanana1989 . says
the montreal steak seasoning!! i’ve used that since i was a little girl.
I want to try the Organic Butter Chicken Spice Blend and also the organic cumin powder. Yours is the second butter chicken recipe to land in my inbox this week and I get it, I get it! It’s on the menu for next week! 🙂
Angela Cash says
I would like to try the Paanch Phoran – Bengalese Five Spice.
Lissa Napora says
yummy! you’re right, i didn’t hear a single word after ‘butter chicken’.
the butter chicken blend would be one of my choices as well.
Jennifer A says
I think my husband would LOVE to pick out some of those seasonings. He loves new spices.
What wonderful spice and spice blends. Tough choice to make. Would love to try the butter chicken spice.
Mary Beth Elderton says
I would love to try the Hot Italian Sausage blend!
I would love to try the Montreal steak seasoning.
My favorite is the Salt Free Montreal Steak Spice.
Gosh, this sounds good! I definitely want to try it out!
Shareen Mioskowski says
I would really like to try
Salt Free Montreal Steak Spice!!!
Abi Craig says
Italian sausage or Moroccan.
Sandra Buck says
angela may says
butter chicken sounds divine and heaven knows we could use some new flavors around here to shake things up!
The hot Italian sausage seasoning. I have been wanting to make my own Italian sausage since my family is so sensitive. Looks yumms
Ooh…that steak spice has my mouth watering already.
Jordan Dunne says
Funny. I just attempted to make butter chicken for the first time today, but I think I missed a spice. I’d love to try again with the pre-made blend. The morroccan spice mix would probably be great, too! Thanks for the chance to win!
Julie T. says
I love fresh spices! What a treat. Nothing is better! Thank you.
Diana Cote says
It’s a tie between the butter chicken and the morrocan spice.
Jennifer Dunn says
Sounds so very delicious!
Linda L. says
Everything sounds delicious. Mmm.
Linda L. says
Moroccan sounds interesting!
Montreal Steak spice sounds wonderful!
Kim Covell-Campbell says
The Hot Italian Sausage blend sounds great!
i would like to try the tumeric…or the steak spices lol. Thanks for the chance!
Karen D says
I like the Hot Italian Sausage Seasoning
Alethea Earhart says
The Salt Free Montreal Steak! We put the regular spice on everything!
I would not have said this until I read your post, but the butter chicken one would definitely be in my order….I’ve never had it, but wow, it looks and sounds awfully good!
They all look good but I think I would most like to try the Butter Chicken mix.
The hot italian sausage sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!
Sherrie Lee Nelson says
Yummy! I want to try the Butter Chicken!
I would love to try the butter chicken blend (or maybe the steak one, but we don’t eat a lot of steak). Thanks for the giveaway!
Laura P. says
Mmm, fresh spices are so wonderful!
Laura P. says
^^Can’t wait to try the Butter Chicken spice mix 🙂
The Moroccan blend looks awesome!
Jo Ferris says
we eat it a ton in the summer! grilled chicken, marinaded in this is fantastic! with a quinoa salad… at least 2 times a week 🙂
I want to try the Butter Chicken too!
ChadnStephanie Crain Bowling says
I love and use tons of cumin but now I’m really wanting to try that butter chicken. Looks so good!
Yum! Love trying new flavor combinations.
Would love to try all the combinations
The Moroccan spice mix sounds divine!
Julie Denise Dunk Liberti says
I’m really liking the Kootenay blend!
KarenAnn Campbell says
Yummy!! I am definately going to try the butter chicken blend :))
I bet the hot Italian sausage seasoning is amazing!
I’d like to try the Paanch Phoran – Bengalese Five Spice – Vegetarian Seasoning.
Is this contes good in the US? I noticed the Etsy shop is in Canada….
D Hoffman says
The moroccon mix sounds lovely