Easy butter chicken recipe

VIDEORECIPE Easy butter chicken recipe

This is a straightforward recipe to make butter chicken at your house.



number of servings
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (cut into 1″ squares) Added to
  • to taste salt Added to
  • to taste ground black pepper Added to
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder (divided) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric Added to
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala (divided) Added to
  • 6 tablespoon Butter (divided) Added to
  • 1 Onion (chopped) Added to
  • 4 clove(s) Garlic (minced) Added to
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger (freshly grated) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (ground) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Added to
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon Added to
  • 14 oz tomato sauce Added to
  • 1 cup heavy cream Added to
  • 12 cup water Added to
  • Rice (for serving) Added to
  • Cilantro (fresh) Added to


40 min.
1. Step

Add the chicken to a large bowl and season with salt, and black pepper to your taste, along with 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp garam masala. Mix to combine and sit aside.

Easy butter chicken recipe - preparation step 1
2. Step

Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken, and sear on all sides. Once browned, remove the chicken, set on a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm.

Easy butter chicken recipe - preparation step 1
3. Step

Melt another 2 tbsp. of butter in the pot, and add the onion. Cook the onion until soft, then add minced garlic, ginger, remaining garam masala, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Stir together. Add the tomato sauce, stir, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the heavy cream and water, stir again, and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the sauce, mix, and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Easy butter chicken recipe - preparation step 1
4. Step

After simmering for 10 minutes, remove the cover, and stir in the last 2 tbsp. of butter, being careful to not burn the sauce. Season with more salt and pepper to your taste.

Easy butter chicken recipe - preparation step 1
5. Step

Serve with rice, and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Easy butter chicken recipe - preparation step 1

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