Who doesn’t pick up a rotisserie chicken? I know it’s easy to roast your own, but I need the balance of convenience of cooking too. So, after a recent jaunt to the mall where there was a new Indian food place, Franklin had a small sample of the Butter Chicken and was raving about it, it inspired me to actually try to make it. I’ve been meaning to try it for a while ever since I bought Club House Indian Masala spice mix.
Using the left over chicken and the butter chicken motivation I doctored the recipe so Baby 2, with his allergy to dairy products could enjoy with us. You can find the original recipe here with all the different spices listed here.
1/2 cooked chicken cubed (give or take. I just used a breast and a bit of a leg)
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegan margarine (butter if you can have it)
1 large diced onion (2 small or 2/3 cup (150 mL))
4 tbsp (60 mL) Club House Indian Masala Seasoning
1 can (19 fl oz) diced tomato
1/3 cup (75 mL) coconut milk
- Stir-fry onions in butter until golden (about 15 minutes).
- Add Club House Indian Masala Seasoning, tomato and coconut milk.
- Simmer 10 minutes.
- Add cooked chicken. Simmer 5 minutes.
- Serve over rice.
- For the tomatoes I used 1/2 bottled Aurora crushed and strained tomatoes bought at Costco. But, if you’re not interested in buying 6 bottles at a time, I’m pretty sure I bought one bottle at Walmart’s Super Store before. It’s great! It is a product of Italy and the ingredients are only tomato and salt.
- I used coconut milk because that’s all I had on hand, but coconut cream would be delicious. Or a plain non-dairy yogurt. They make yogurt made with coconut, soy yogurt, etc. I’ve only bought the coconut yogurt at Nature’s Emporium. A bit pricey but lots of vegan products, organic fruits and vegetables, cooked foods, huge vitamin section.
- Instead of canned tomatoes I think I’ll try fresh tomatoes next time.
- Going to try using chick peas instead of chicken next time.
Even Franklin liked it. Which is just as ‘big’ as both pre-schooler and toddler liked it too. Franklin doesn’t like leftovers. Who does? But, with his EPS episodes I tolerate his prima donna attitude. I’d rather he eat something that won’t mess up his stomach.
Boy 1 even wanted to take it to school for lunch! And Boy 2, whom I thought maybe the spices would be too strong for him, loved it.
Making it again tonight!