Creamy Butter Chicken

15 mins
15 mins
The easiest and creamiest butter chicken you'll ever make just like your favorite take out! It only takes 30 minutes to throw all together and the whole family will love it. Just serve it with some basmati rice and garlic naan!
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Creamy Butter Chicken

Creamy Butter Chicken

The easiest and creamiest butter chicken you'll ever make just like your favorite take out! It only takes 30 minutes to throw all together and the whole family will love it. Just serve it with some basmati rice and garlic naan!

The easiest and creamiest butter chicken you'll ever make just like your favorite take out! It only takes 30 minutes to throw all together and the whole family will love it. Just serve it with some basmati rice and garlic naan!

15 mins
15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast about 2 large breasts cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain whole yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne powder to taste for spicyness
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sweetness to taste
  • garnish: chopped cilantro and yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the cubed chicken breast, yogurt, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, garam masala, coriander, cumin, cayenne, salt, and turmeric. Mix together and optional, allow to marinade for at least an hour or more.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil or ghee to a pan and cook your chicken over high heat until it has some browning and is cooked through. Do not overcook because it will continue to cook in the sauce. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons oil or ghee over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste and cook for about 3-4 minutes until it darkens in color.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, heavy cream, butter, and sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Now add the chicken into the sauce, mix, and taste. Adjust to your liking.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a yogurt drizzle!
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This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of butter but I never seen you use it

I made this for my boyfriend and he loved it! Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe!

I make this all the time and it’s AMAZING. Everyone who’s tried it always asks me for the recipe and I send them here!

My boyfriend and I wish we had discovered this recipe many years ago! We LOVE it. This recipe is the perfect combination of creamy and spicy. The chicken marinade is easy to make and smells delicious. The meal itself comes together quickly and is great paired with basmati rice and naan bread. We make this meal at least twice a month and enjoy it thoroughly each time!

Tried it and my family loved it! Highly recommend.

I don’t usually like butter chicken, but this recipe is mouth watering.

Hello im a bit skeptical seeing this is a very different recipe seeing there are no onions but looking forward to try it anyway my family is very picky

I see you used paprika but wasn’t listed in the ingredient list, how much should I use?

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