butter chicken

a recipe by
Jessica Dayon
Schnecksville, PA

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.

serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For butter chicken

  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 4
    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

How To Make butter chicken

  • 1
    Saute the onion in the oil until translucent over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    At 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.
  • 4
    At the end of the 3 hours, remove lid, stir, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Serve over rice and top with cilantro if desired.