Recipe by Eric Iacampo from E.Chef.MTL
Time: 45 minutes (+ overnight marinade)
- 1 kg Boneless Chicken Thighs, cut into 2” pieces
- 1 Lime, zested & juiced
- 64 g (4 tbsp) A Spice Affair’s Butter Chicken Seasoning
- 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 medium/large Onion
- 8 Broccoli Stems, peeled & sliced (or 2 cups of any green vegetable)
- 150 g (3/4 cup) Coconut Butter
- 1 can (156 ml) Tomato Paste
- 2 cups Macadamia Milk, plain unsweetened
- ½ tsp Red Hot Chili Crushed by A Spice Affair (optional)
- 1 cup Cashews, roasted & salted, for garnish (optional)
- Cilantro Sprigs, for garnish
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- In a bowl, combine chicken, lime zest, juice and 2 tbsp of Butter Chicken seasoning. Toss well to evenly coat, cover and refrigerate overnight. (if you’re in a rush, marinate for as long as time allows.)
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When barely smoking, add chicken pieces in 2 batches, making sure not to crowd the pan (1 tbsp oil per batch). Fry until browned for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan, set aside and keep warm. (Chicken may be raw in center, but you will finish cooking the chicken in the sauce.)
- Heat remaining oil in the same pan. Fry the onions and broccoli until they start to sweat (about 6 minutes) while scraping up any browned bits stuck on the bottom of the pan.
- Add remaining seasoning, stir and cook for 1 minute to bloom spices in the oil. Then, add the coconut butter, cook while stirring until a light browning occurs, which will give a nutty flavor, about 2 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste, cook while stirring for 1 minute. Then, add the macadamia milk and hot pepper flakes (optional), and bring to a simmer.
- Reintroduce the chicken and let simmer for 8 – 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce is sufficiently thickened. Taste for seasoning adjustment.
- Plate over cauliflower rice, basmati rice or any of your favorite grains or carbs. Top with the cashews and cilantro, and dig in!!!
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