The Best Butter Chicken

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by thewildgerbil

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!

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

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

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.

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