Middle Eastern Style Chicken Curry


combine chicken  with paprika,  garlic powder,  turmeric,  pepper and salt

dice the onion

mince the garlic

chop the potatoes

cut the eggplant  in large chunks

heat oil and butter  over medium high,  add chicken

sear 3 minutes  per side

remove from skillet

add garlic and onion,  cook for 2 minutes

add eggplant,  cook for 3 minutes

stir in garam masala  and tomato paste

add potatoes and  chicken broth

add crushed  tomatoes and  chickpeas,  cover, simmer  for 10 minutes

stir occasionally,  add more  chicken broth  if needed

add chicken,  simmer uncovered  for 15 minutes

top with  chili peppers  and cilantro