Indian Butter Chicken Recipe | Yummly

Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 1 yellow onion (medium, peeled and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded, and finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (fat free or regular)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2-3, cut into 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • cooked rice (for serving)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (for extra garnish)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium35% DV830mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs3% DV10g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories280Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Anjali G. 2 days ago
    I made it it did not it is not an Indian butter chicken but an Indian chicken curry. Delicious recipe I would just rename it that’s all.
    Olivia Lord 20 days ago
    Delicious! I didn’t have cardamom so I substituted with cinnamon and it was delicious all the same. Definitely will make again. My stovetop wasn’t very quick to heat back up (chicken broth was homemade and cold which probably brought the temp down) so I had to add extra time to the chicken to make sure it was cooked through. I made naan to pair with this from another Yummly recipe.
    Clasen 21 days ago
    great wpuld make again
    Eileen Lawrence a month ago
    I added 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chili powder after the onions browned a little bit to give it a little kick.
    Al bo a month ago
    So good. Easy and tasty and fast. Just adapted a bit to make healthier.
    Alyssa Morgan 2 months ago
    it was easy and the sauce tasted good but it needed to be alot thicker it was extremely runny
    Red 2 months ago
    so good. so easy. sauce could be a little thicker
    Heather Mae 5 months ago
    This was the most delicious butter chicken recipe I’ve ever had! Thank you Mels!
    Kien The Chef 5 months ago
    Added some dry chili flakes to spice it up! It’s yummy!
    Sheltra 6 months ago
    Very delicious dish! I served it with Jasmine Rice and Naan bread. I also did about 1.5x times more on the spices than it called for. My wife and I had seconds. :)
    Sheila T. 8 months ago
    We loved it! We would definitely make it again!
    Killeen a year ago
    I guess it depends on your personal taste, but I felt this was missing something. I ended up adding more butter than was called for. I would definitely use heavy cream next time. the half and half just was not enough for us. I also think there was a bit too much garam masala for our liking. next time, I will use half as much.
    Teresa N. a year ago
    Perfect I didn’t have cream but added Greek yogurt at the end also used dehydrated onions, and dehydrated cilantro, and it was still amazing!!
    Brian Spravka a year ago
    Turned out as described. No modification. Would make again. Yum.
    Jill M. a year ago
    Delicious! It was Yummly. Even my picky 3 year old loved it, after first turning her nose up to it. I will definitely make it again.
    Kat N. a year ago
    Not spicy enough. Needed more umph!
    Alfred W. 2 years ago
    Quick, easy butter chicken. Kids love it.
    Paul Donnell 2 years ago
    it was only okay, ended up being pretty bland
    Erin D. 2 years ago
    Good! totally making this again.
    Mark M. 2 years ago
    Good easy. Add more spice to get medium heat or go hotter
    Brown 2 years ago
    Turned out great! I made the recipe just as it's written. Just for personal taste, I may use heavy cream next time, and/or a little more butter. But the whole family loved it!
    Leonard M. 2 years ago
    spice can catch you a bit.
    Jane G. 2 years ago
    Very easy to make, but I always find it surprising when a heavily spiced dish lacks depth of flavor. May make again, but add in suggestions of other reviewers.
    Zaida Woodworth 2 years ago
    We adore this recipe! It's easy enough for a weeknight and forgiving enough for the crockpot.
    Allan R. 2 years ago
    amazing. great flavours and very very easy to make. thank you!
    bentsen 2 years ago
    Very good! I’ll recommend using whole seeds of cardamom and coriander and grinding them after heating them a little. This really adds to the flavor. Also, as recommended by others, I added lemon juice just before serving!
    chad 2 years ago
    It was a crowd pleaser, used half a serrano, instead of jalapeno to keep the spice level low for the kids. Everyone loved it and it was all gone in a few minutes!
    Driver 2 years ago
    Delicious! It smells amazing too!
    Scarlet G. 2 years ago
    So easy to make and DELICIOUS!
    Rebecca 2 years ago
    The recipe is good, but I had to alter it a bit. The first time I made this dish, I followed the instructions exactly, and the resulting flavor was rather bland. The next time I added 1/2 tsp of cayenne powder and only used 1/3 cup of half and half - much stronger flavor with just the right level of spice (even our kid liked it)!

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