Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken Recipe

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Butter Chicken Recipe

This butter chicken recipe has all the right ingredients added to make it a well-balanced meal. It is not too spicy and not too weak, a great combination of spices that blends really well to form a delicious butter chicken.

My wife, the chef, had this butter chicken listed as an item on the menu in the restaurant she worked. It was a very popular item and especially loved by foreigners visiting their guest house.

A visit to the restaurant was also the first time I heard of butter chicken. I asked my wife for the recipe and we prepared the butter chicken one evening when we got home. I remember this Indian butter chicken recipe as the perfect winter's day companion. It was clod and wet outside, but we got comfort from the tasty butter chicken.

Yes, some people call it Indian butter chicken. If I could guess, I would say that the difference between butter chicken and Indian butter chicken lies in the spiciness. Indian butter chicken is spicier than the butter chicken we are used to.

What also works well when serving this butter chicken is to serve it with basmati rice. The combination of the basmati rice and the butter chicken makes for the perfect marriage between all the flavours.

We worked hard to bring you this butter chicken recipe and honesty hope that you would enjoy it. Please let us know what you think.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 384
Carbs: 8g
Fat: 29g
Protein: 24g

Cooking Times

20 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
50 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 50 Minutes
70 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 10 Minutes




  1. Combine the chicken, garlic, spices, and yogurt in a large bowl and cover
  2. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, cook the chicken mixture for about 10 minutes while stirring. The chicken must brown lightly
  4. Add the vinegar, paste, puree, stock, cardamom, and cinnamon and bring to a boil
  5. Reduce the heat, simmer uncovered about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally until the chicken is cooked through
  6. Add the cream, stir until it is heated through and lastly stir in the coriander
  7. Served with poppadoms on a bowl of white rice

Current Rating


2.50 from 12


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Andrea Martins
This is the best recipe ever!thank you! 5.00

Elsa Ritter
I applaud you and your team for bringing us this recipe. So happy I clicked and chose this butter chicken recipe. Turns out to be the best one out there. 5.00

Neville Combrinck
Fantastic guys! Well done on a great butter chicken recipe. Tastes delicious and your suggestions worked for me. Loved every bit. 5.00

Lee Andrews
You can taste a lot of love ❤️ going into this butter chicken recipe. Definitely a chef's hand in it. Well done on a great recipe. 5.00

Evan Nichols
Encore! 👏 The best butter chicken recipe I have tried. Well done team for always going the extra mile. Well done! 5.00

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