Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe that I've tweaked based on the many other recipes for Butter Chicken that I have tried. Since our year abroad, we have searched for a butter chicken recipe that comes close to the one we loved. This is not the same vibrant orange colour, but it is AMAZING!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large frying pan.
  2. Sweat the onions until clear.
  3. Meanwhile, mix spices together in a large bowl or resealable bag (leave out the garam masala).
  4. Cover chicken with spice mixture
  5. Add chicken to the butter and onions.
  6. Cook over medium heat until golden.
  7. Add coconut milk and curry paste, stir.
  8. Add garam masala.
  9. Let simmer for ten minutes.
  10. Serve over rice with warmed Naan bread.


Most Helpful

Very easy and lots of flavour in this Butter Chicken! Somehow I was expecting tomatoes in the recipe, but this recipe certainly needs nothing more, I loved the use of coconut milk, and we found this a delicious dinner, served over white rice. Thanks, wildgerbil, good recipe, enjoyed for Spring PAC 2013

Karen Elizabeth April 18, 2013

Loved this dish, and it was so easy! This is a mild curry, no fire due to the coconut milk, which helps DH to avoid reflux. The complexity of the spices helps to keep the blood sugar level. I will definitely make this again, I always have these ingredients on hand. Made for I Recommend tag game based on the recommendation of Karen Elizabeth.

KateL December 26, 2013

I made this for my husband who loved the butter chicken packet mix but that recipe has been modified and is not nice now. <br/>I loved this recipe and will definately be making it again. Hubby is not a spicy food fan so he didn't like it even though it is super mild. Highly recommend this recipe to everyone who likes yummy food. 10/10!

Kim S. September 26, 2013

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