Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken Recipe

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Karla Boyle


I love the smoothness of this recipe, my all time favorite Indian dish!

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
30 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 c
white onion, chopped fine
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
ginger, minced
2 tsp
garlic, minced
3 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 c
plain yogurt
1 c
tomato sauce
3/4 c
half and half
cayenne pepper, to taste
3 large
chicken breats, cubed

How to Make Butter Chicken


  • 1Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until soft and translucent. Stir in lemon juice, butter, ginger-garlic paste, 2 teaspoons garam masala, and cumin.
  • 2Cook, stirring for about two minutes. Add tomato sauce and blend in and cook for another two minutes. Stir in yogurt and half/half.
  • 3Reduce heat and simmer for 5 min. Remove and set aside
  • 4Heat 1 Tbls oil and a teaspoon butter in large skillet over medium heat
  • 5Cut Chicken into cubes and cook about 10 minutes
  • 6Reduce heat and add 1 teaspoon garam masala and a dash of cayenne.
  • 7Add your sauce to the chicken and cook on low till chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • 8Serve over Basmati Rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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About Butter Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #butter, #Indian