• Serves 4
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 15 Ingredients
  • Love

Butter Chicken is always a treat with the whole family … a beautiful tasting dish with just the right amount of spices. Easy prepare and delicious to eat!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 600g Chicken thigh pieces, trimmed and cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 3cm piece Ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Garam Marsala
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 TBS Vegetable oil
  • 20g Butter
  • 1 Brown onion, sliced thickly
  • 410g can Tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Thickened cream
  • Basmati rice to serve


  1. Place yoghurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, garam masala and chilli powder in a glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken. Stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add chicken mixture to pan and cook stirring, for 5 minutes or until chicken just starts to change colour. Add tomato puree and stock. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and mixture has thickened slightly.
  4. Stir in cream. Simmer for a further 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with steamed rice and naan bread

  • Been scrolling through recipes for 10 minutes now trying to find something that I think the entire family will love for a MKR style cook off. I think I’m definitely going to score 10/10 with this one! Can’t wait.


  • Looks delicious & full of wonderful ingredients and flavours.


  • I love great butter chicken. This is a god recipe. Thank you.


  • I made this the other night and was a tad disappointed. First thing I’ve just realised is mine looked nothing like the picture above. I also think it had too much liquid, it just didn’t thicken after a lengthy time of simmering. And are you sure it’s that much tomato paste and not maybe tinned tomatoes?


  • I love trying different butter chicken. will give this one a go. thanks for sharing


  • I love a good butter chicken or butter Paneer when I don’t feel like meat! But the jars from the supermarket just don’t tickle my fancy compared to the genuine stuff from the local Indian restaurant. This recipe however, looks and sounds delicious.


  • I love a good butter chicken! I’ll give this one a go


  • This recipe looks amazing and simple. I am going to use this next week, i think it will be a hit with the family


  • this is my kids favourite Indian dish.


  • I have been making butter chicken for years now…..out of a jar! Thrilled to find a from scratch recipe on MoMs. Tonight’s tea I’m telling ya now! With pappadums and garlic naan bread. Mmmmmmm


  • Ooh, this is what we’re having for dinner tonight. Cheating through by using the Passions of India butter chicken mix and adding fresh chicken and vegies. Just the day for it.


  • I’m not sure I’ve got the skills for this, but it looks good.


  • Lots of big flavours in here.


  • looks totally yummy


  • Oh delicious!


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