Butter Chicken Recipe

Are you looking for a quick 20-minute Butter Chicken Recipe that’s delicious, creamy and packed full of flavour? Well… this recipe fulfils your taste buds and more. This tasty dish is loaded with flavour and it’s great to eat especially on cold nights. This simple no-fuss dish does not require a heap of ingredients but it will still delight and surprise you with just the right amount of spice.

4 Serving

20 Minutes

491 Calories


  • 2-3 boneless free-range skinless chicken breasts (cut into chucks)
  • 1 tbsp oil (sunflower or you choice of oil)
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 4 tbsps organic tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garam masal
  • 1 tsp of paprika or chilli flakes, adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream or you can substitute for low fat yoghurt. Cooked rice (Basmati) either in a rice cooker or in a pot with salted water.
  • Naan for serving


  • Step 1. Grab a large skillet or saucepan and place this over medium-high heat. Add the oil, butter, and onions making sure you cook your onions down until they're lightly golden about 3-4 minutes. Next, your fresh ginger and garlic and let this cook for about 30 seconds. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn.
  • Step 2. Add your diced chicken, tomato paste, and your spices. Cook this for about 5-6 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
  • Step 3. Add the heavy cream or your substitute and simmer for another 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once ready, serve this over some basmati rice.