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Quick and Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

Quick and Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

This simple and quick recipe of butter chicken is full of flavor
and can stand as a strong rival in any restaurant!
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Course: Dinner,, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beef and vegetable casserole recipe,, Butter Chicken, kids favourite
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Jeehan


Ingredients for the chicken:

  • 1 large chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon oil for frying the chicken
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 5 large tomatoes cut into cubes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon gram masala powder
  • 1 Maggie cube
  • 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream


  • Take a large bowl and add up the cubed chicken pieces, smoked paprika, Kashmiri chili, and salt. Mix all these ingredients and keep them aside to marinate for a couple of hours. This will help to make the chicken softer and will add moisture to it. If in hurry, marinating it for thirty minutes will also make the meat tender.
  • Then take a large pot and put it on medium heat. Putting one teaspoon of oil on the pot, add the marinated chicken, and fry for 4 minutes on each side until cooked. Stir well so it gets fried evenly on all sides, and when done put your chicken aside.
  • In the same pot, add chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook the veggies on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until they are soft.
  • Next add 1 cup of hot water to the mixture. Transfer this mixture to a blender and mix until they turn smooth into a paste.
  • In the same pot, add one teaspoon of butter, and tomato paste and sauté them for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining spices, garam masala powder, Maggie cube, heavy cream, and tomato purée. Stir well.
  • Add the onion, ginger, and garlic paste, add your cooked chicken and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy your butter chicken with some butter rice or naan.



Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1763mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3687IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg