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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
Keyword butter chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 606 kcal


  • 1 kg mini chicken fillets or fillets
  • 500 mls tomato passata.
  • 1 tbsp garam marsala
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder add more to suit
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 150 mls double cream
  • 150 mls natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 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 1 tbsp of garam masala, ½ tsp mild chilli powder, ½ cayenne pepper and cook through for a couple of mins.

  4. Pour in the passata and bring to a gentle simmer. Add 150 mls double cream and 150 grams of yoghurt and mix well. Add 1 rounded tsp sugar. Add the chicken pieces and simmer gently for fifteen minutes. Finally add the remaining butter and gently stir through.

  5. Season carefully to taste.

  6. Apply to buttery Face

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.

All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 692mg20%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 12.6mg15%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.