I have been doing a lot of Asian inspired cooking lately and have really enjoyed learning more about the various flavor profiles and types of sauces you can make with Asian ingredients. In Thai cooking,the use of coconut milk is very common and I absolutely love the flavor of the sweet coconut milk when combined with the various savory spices of Asian cooking (cumin, garam masala, coriander, cayenne, etc etc).
I am still trying to figure out why this dish is called "Butter" Chicken - there's 1 Tablespoon of butter in the whole thing....maybe it's because the chicken melts in your mouth "like buttah".... I'll stick with that theory for now.
This is great meal to make for a group of 4 – the chicken is melt in your mouth, and the flavors are incredible. I served my chicken over Basmati Rice (see the recipe below for flawless Basmati) and with a side of Naan bread.
And as I write this blog post, I am currently eating some of the delicious leftovers!
Thai Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice
Slow Cooked Thai Chicken served over a bed of Basmati Rice