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Skillet Butter Chicken Pasta

skillet butter chicken pasta Entree Indian
Skillet Butter Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4

Butter chicken is a traditional Indian dish known for its distinct flavor that can be credited to garam masala, an Indian blend of warm spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom. This simplified version made in one skillet takes away any excuse you have to not start experimenting with global cooking. MORE+ LESS-

November 13, 2018
Progresso Broth
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Progresso Broth

Ingredients

1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
tablespoons butter
1
cup chopped yellow onions
2
tablespoons Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste (from a can)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon finely chopped peeled gingerroot
1
tablespoon garam masala
8
oz uncooked farfalle pasta (3 cups)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Season chicken with salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in butter 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Remove chicken from skillet.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium. In same skillet, heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Cook onions in butter 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add tomato paste; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add garlic, gingerroot and garam masala; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add pasta and broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 15 to 17 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is just tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Add chicken and whipping cream; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut and sauce has slightly thickened.

Expert Tips

  • Garam masala is a blend of spices often used in Indian cooking. The blend typically contains black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and nutmeg.
  • Penne or cavatappi can be substituted for the farfalle pasta in this recipe.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro or chopped tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
47%
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
200mg
67%
Sodium
1280mg
53%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
5g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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