This recipe for butter chicken uses quite a few ingredients but the end result is totally worthwhile. Very tasty!

Delicious Butter Chicken

The best butter chicken ever
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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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