Butter Chicken

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SpiceBunny

This is a chicken recipe without all the fat but with all the tomatoey, spicy, creamy taste of butter chicken. The dominant flavours are coriander, cumin, tomatoes, onions and yogourt-based sauce. It's delicious!

Top Review by Yorkshire Pud

Made this last night and we loved it, so creamy and the subtle spicy flavours were delicious. The intro mentions cumin as a dominant flavour but it is not listed in the ingredients, so I added 2 teaspoons cumin at stage 5. I also added the optional honey at stage 7, but no sake. I served it with simple boiled white rice and it was so gorgeous, I'm sure we'll be having this again. Thank you for posting this very special recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into small cubes (1 inch) and set aside.
  2. Slice onions into thin wedges.
  3. Melt butter until frothy. Add onions and cinnamon and fry lightly until onions are transparent.
  4. Stir in crushed ginger and garlic.
  5. Add turmeric, chili and coriander, and sauté over medium heat.
  6. Add cubed chicken and sauté, stirring constantly until chicken has turned white.
  7. Pour ground almonds, tomatoes and tomato paste.
  8. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add yogourt and heat through.
  10. Serve on basmati rice with a salad and indian bread.
  11. Note: I usually add a tsp of honey and a splash of sake and let it simmer.

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