• Serves 5
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


So simple to make and the kids love it!

Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 45g Butter
  • 5ml Oil
  • 1 Onion - diced + 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tspn each Ground Ginger / Turmeric / Cinnamon / Salt / Chilli (adjust for desired heat)
  • 800g Diced Chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbspn Tomato Paste
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Cream
  • 1/2 tspn Garam Masala
  • Rice and Papadams to serve


  1. Melt butter and oil and heat for frying
  2. Add diced onion and crushed garlic to pan and sauté until onion is clear
  3. Combine ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and chosen amount of chilli. Add diced chicken and toss to coat well. This step can be done beforehand and chicken frozen in this state until ready to be used.
  4. Add chicken to the pan until browned.
  5. Add tomato paste, cream and garam masala and combine well. Allow to simmer for 5-10mins until cooked through (too much longer and the chicken will toughen.
  6. Serve Butter Chicken on rice with papadums


My 3 young boys beg for this dinner every week. They love the creamy sauce and the fun of dipping papadums into it. I usually only add a touch of chilli for them - a great way to start introducing spices into their diet.

  • Yummo, the best Indian curry in my opinion


  • One of my favourite Indian dishes. This looks very creamy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks so much looks lovely I want to put this on my weekly shop thanks again!!


  • butter chicken is a winner in our household. I cannot wait to give your recipe a taste test – thank you for sharing


  • Butter chicken is a favourite,will try your fab recipe! Thanks!


  • Butter chicken – can never ever get enough of it – love this dish.


  • oh my gosh, this looks so tasty


  • Made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! Thank you for such a great recipe.


  • also you could add some of this to a pita bread and enjoy your kebab


  • i love this indian style dish. this is a big hit around my household and it is so full of flavour

    • Delicious Indian dishes are always so welcome in our household.


  • A yummy and tasty treat thanks


  • I have made this recipe and can recommend it, tasted delicious and melted in our mouths.


  • My family loves Butter Chicken and this recipe looks easy enough for me to try it at home. Thanks!


  • Will make this for sure. Definitely need to start training my kids to love chilli. Thanks.


  • Being a Vego myself, I have never made Butter Chicken but my grown up son loves it and often has it at restaurants, I will be able to surprise him with this recipe. thanks


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