Easy Butter Chicken.

Easy Butter Chicken

This easy Butter Chicken recipe delivers a sensational curry every time. It is a warmly spiced, mellow curry with a divine, buttery an deep tomato sauce. Served with Basmati rice and home made Naan it is the dogs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author applytofaceblog


  • 1 kg mini chicken fillets or fillets
  • 500 mls tomato passata.
  • 1 tbsp garam marsala
  • 1/2 tsp mild chilli powder add more to suit
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 240 mls double cream
  • 200 mls natural yoghurt
  • 100 gms butter
  • 2 tbsps olive oil


  1. Brown all the chicken pieces in a very large saucepan, I used a large casserole pan, in a couple of tbsps of butter and a splosh of  oil. Best to do so in batches and set aside. It does not matter that it isn't cooked through as it's just the colour we are after.

  2. Blitz the onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. In the frying pan that you browned the chicken in melt 2 more tbsps of butter and another splosh of oil. Add the blitzed onion and garlic and simmer gently until soft.

  3. Add the spices and cook through for a couple of mins.

  4. Pour in the passata and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cream and yoghurt and mix well. Add the chicken pieces and simmer gently for fifteen minutes. Finally add the remaining butter and gently stir through.

  5. Season carefully to taste.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe feeds 6 but if you were doing it for 8 just add another 300g of chicken in as the sauce is bountiful enough already for 8.