Easy Butter Chicken

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Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

Easy Butter Chicken

Many of the butter chicken recipes I have come across are pretty complex. They require multiple ingredients and long marinating times; some even require ingredients to be blitzed in a food processor. This one is made with the simplest ingredients, and I can have dinner on the table within 15 minutes. The flavour is so intense and delicious. Bite-sized pieces of perfectly cooked chicken in a creamy butter chicken sauce is the perfect recipe for a fast and easy dinner.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4 1x


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  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken, garam masala, cumin, yellow mustard seeds, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes until the chicken is slightly browned.
  4. Add tomato paste and cream, and stir to combine. Cook for 8 minutes and serve.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Cook and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating. Freezing may change the texture and cause the cream to separate, but the flavour will still be amazing. 


  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins

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