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Butter Chicken

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Packed with flavour and simple ingredients, this easy, creamy and delicious butter chicken is a weeknight winner and will be a hit with the whole family. Serve with flatbreads or rice. Butter chicken is very much like chicken curry, only it tends to be creamier and richer than chicken curry, with heavier spices. If you're a curry lover, this is a must-try dish for you.

  • 25 g Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Yoghurt
  • 600 g Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 5 Cardamom pods, cracked open and seeds crushed
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1½ tsp Ground paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 250 g Tomato puree
  • 200 g Cream
  1. Combine ginger, garlic, lemon juice, tandoori powder, and yoghurt in a large bowl. Add the chicken, then toss to combine. Chill for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat the ghee in a large deep non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Do this in two batches if necessary. Transfer the chicken to another plate and keep warm.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and add in butter. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened, then add the spices and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan, and add the tomato puree and bring to a simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes, add cream and simmer gently for a further 15-20 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. Garnish with chopped flat parsley and chillies. Serve with flatbreads or / and rice.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


Tom 19/11/23 13:46

...Angie, you plate things beautifully.

Lola Martínez 19/11/23 14:48

El pollo al curry nos gusta y si como dices, este es más cremoso, nos gustará doblemente. Gracias por la receta.

Bill 19/11/23 18:04

Another delicious meal. Yum!

Rainbow Evening 19/11/23 18:33

I see....
I love curry, wish to try this recipe.... thank you for sharing

Cooking Julia 19/11/23 21:33

This is just a perfect way to cook chicken!

Królowa Karo 19/11/23 21:38

I've never made this dish. I finally have to try it!

My name is Erika. 19/11/23 22:47

This looks amazing also. I've never had butter chicken. My husband doesn't really like his food mixed together, which sometimes limits what we get to eat. Have a super start to the new week. hugs-Erika

Brian's Home Blog 19/11/23 23:58

That would be so good on a cold winter night, yum!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 20/11/23 01:31

Such a beautiful, flavorful entree! My youngest loves Indian cuisine, so I need to make this while he's home for Thanksgiving.

J.P. Alexander 20/11/23 02:22

Rico pollo. Te mando un beso.

Veronica Lee 20/11/23 05:47

You have incredible culinary skills, and the way you present your dishes is amazing! 🌟🍽️

Hugs and blessings, Angie

Margaret D 20/11/23 09:18

Looks lovely and reads tasty.

Javier 20/11/23 12:32

Such a wonderful way to prepare chicken!

DEZMOND 20/11/23 13:56

Wishing you a happy new week!

speedy70 20/11/23 14:38

Appetitoso e tanto invitante!

Lowcarb team member 20/11/23 22:54

So delicious.
We enjoy Butter Chicken served with a little cauliflower rice.

All the best Jan

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 21/11/23 00:27

Angie this looks delicious and beautifully presented.

Balvinder 21/11/23 02:20

Wow Angie, This looks amazing and beautifully presented as well with flatbread.

Pam 21/11/23 18:09

I love butter chicken--your recipe sounds delicious.

[Reply] 23/11/23 14:23

I haven't ever made Butter Chicken, I need to try this!

Raymund 23/11/23 22:08

Ohhh this is one of my favourite curries

David 24/11/23 18:10

Hi Angie, We do love butter chicken...over a bit of carbs in our case...jasmine rice. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Anonymous 29/11/23 11:03

I absolutely love butter chicken, and your recipe is just a bit different from others I have seen. I will have to look for the tandoori masala. Thanks, David (C & L)

tigerfish 30/11/23 23:59

Besides the spices, the use of ghee and butter bring so much more aroma and flavor to this dish.


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