Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
5 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Butter chicken is a creamy and easy one-pot chicken curry recipe with simple ingredients. Full of incredible flavours this butter chicken recipe will rival any Indian restaurant. Aromatic, juicy, and tender chicken pieces in a delicious, and creamy curry sauce.

Nutrition: per serving




  • 500 g Chicken
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Butter Masala

  • 30 ml Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 500 g Tomatoes
  • 50 g Cashews
  • 500 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 50 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves


  • Cut the chicken into small bite size pieces then add into a bowl along with all the marinade ingredients and mix until each pieces is fully coated before setting aside to marinate for at least 1 hour
  • Once the chicken has marinated heat up the oil in a pan on medium heat until hot
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and fry for 2-3 minutes on either side until lightly charred then remove from pan and set aside
  • Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the tomatoes, cashews, water, garlic paste, ginger paste, salt and garam masala then cook for 5-10 minutes until tomatoes are softened
  • Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down before adding into a food processor and blending until a smooth paste forms – if there are any lumps strain through a sieve back into the pan
  • Add the butter, double cream and fenugreek leaves and cook for a further 10-15 minutes
  • Add the cooked chicken pieces and allow to simmer for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through
  • Serve with basmati rice or garlic naan then enjoy!

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