Butter Chicken

Jessica Dayon


Despite the name, this dish does not contain any butter at all. It is a really delicious Indian dish. It's a really good dish to start with if your new to Indian food. My kids absolutely love it and so do my husband and I.

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15 Min
3 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
canola oil
13 1/2 oz
coconut milk (from a can)
6 oz
tomato paste
1 tsp
curry powder
1/2 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
ground ginger powder
2 lb
chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
kosher salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste


1Saute the onion in the oil until translucent over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
2Add coconut milk and tomato paste to skillet; stir to combine. Add curry powder, chili powder, and ginger; stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low.
3At this point it might seem thick but the chicken will release water during cooking, so no additional liquid is needed. Add chicken, stir to coat, cover, and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
4At the end of the 3 hours, remove lid, stir, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.
5Serve over rice and top with cilantro if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids