This delicious butter chicken with naan bread recipe is one to have saved. Quick and easy to put all together to have on a cold winter night.


Butter Chicken with Naan

Delicious butter chicken with Naan
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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Main, Main Course, Main meal
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1248 kcal


  • 400 gram chopped tomatoes
  • 1 long green chili deseeded optional
  • 2.5 cm piece ginger grated
  • 80 gram butter unsalted
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 150 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Indian spice mix
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 4 large naan bread
  • coriander to serve
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • 800 gram chicken thigh fillets cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 120 gram greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste
  • 40 gram butter unsalted, melted


  • Using a medium-size bowl, for the tandoori chicken toss the chicken with juice and 1 tsp salt together and let it stand for 30 minutes.
  • Add the yogurt, garlic, and tandoori paste to the chicken and stir till all is coated well, then cover and marinate in the fridge for2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
  • Drain your chicken, place on a wire rack over a baking pan filled with water, brush with melted butter then bake for 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  • Add the tomato, chili, and ginger in a blender and whiz to a smooth paste.
  • Melt half of the butter in the pan over medium heat.
  • Add the ground cumin, and paprika stir for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste and simmer, stirring for 10 minutes till thickened.
  • Add the cream, and chicken to the sauce then stir in remaining butter until melted.
  • Stir in the Indian spice mix, cumin, and salt, add the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and most of the cucumber together and season.
  • Top the naan bread with butter chicken, yogurt, coriander, and remaining cucumber then roll up and serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 1248kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 53gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 326mgSodium: 1443mgPotassium: 894mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2065IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 3mg
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