Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef 4TeenSon

Easy, healthy and flavorful one-pot meal. Exotic flavor with somewhat common ingredients.

Top Review by kittykat 2

This was amazing! I added a little more garam masala, another garlic clove (both crushed)and a few thai chiles while it simmered, we subscribe to "If you're not sweating, you're not eating." I replaced the rice with cous cous and left it separate. Wrapped it all up in rotis. It was so good my hubby is already asking me to make it again and it has only been 2 days! ADDITIONAL NOTE: I combined all the dry spices in a plastic container and made enough for 6 batches of chicken. Now when I want it I just need to scoop it out!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start cooking rice.
  2. Cook chicken in oil in a large pot over med-high heat until just starting to brown.
  3. Add onion and some salt, stir until the onion is soft.
  4. Add ginger and garlic; stir for 2 minutes. Sprinkle on garam masala, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper, stirring for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaf and stir in prepared rice. Taste for more salt and black pepper.
  8. Plate and garnish with chopped scallions/green onions and/or cilantro (if desired).

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