Butter Chicken Recipe

This very special butter chicken recipe takes only 30 minutes to prepare (excluding marinating time). It is quite spicy and delicious with rice, Naan bread, or even served in a roti. The coriander and fenugreek give a distinct flavor to this tasty dish.

Classic Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Prepare a delicious and authentic Classic Indian Butter Chicken at home with our step-by-step guide. This hearty recipe blends aromatic spices, creamy tomato sauce, and tender chicken pieces to recreate a favorite from Indian cuisine. Perfect for any dinner party or special meal.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Australian, Canada, Indian, New Zealand, South African, United Kingdom, United States
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 500 grams diced chicken meat skinless
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 250 ml fresh cream
  • 150 ml milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 packet chicken soup


  • Fry the onion in the oil and butter until brown.
  • Pour the lemon juice over the chicken.
  • Add the masala and chicken. Fry some more.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, chilli powder, garlic, ginger and salt.
  • Add the tomato paste and yoghurt. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the chicken soup with the milk and cream and pour over.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.


Calories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 384mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1452IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 1mg
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