Indian Butter Chicken Recipe | Yummly

Indian Butter Chicken

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  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (fresh grated)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (or one 14 oz can would work)
  • 2 cups cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)
  • naan
  • rice
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium46% DV1110mg
    Fat85% DV55g
    Protein112% DV57g
    Carbs14% DV41g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories870Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat55g85%
    Saturated Fat31g155%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C35%

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


    Rebekah DeFaith 13 days ago
    My family loved it. This recipe uses a lot of spices but it was easy to make.
    KJS 15 days ago
    Definitely use half the amount of cream. The flavor is perfect
    Gail P. 15 days ago
    This recipe was delicious. I did make two modifications - I used roasted chicken I already had, and I used coconut milk for half the cream. A bonus was I made the tomato sauce from scratch with the last of our garden’s tomatoes.
    MWC 22 days ago
    Loved this recipe - will definitely make it again.
    Ashe a month ago
    Oh dear...that is way too much cream. Indian dishes don't really use that much cream in them. Use yogurt and this amount only needs about 1/2 cup yogurt.
    Trip R. a month ago
    Was a little too creamy for our taste, but bang on for the flavor. Will use less tomato sauce and a little less cream, add some tomato paste to fine tune next time. Part of our family rotation now...
    SkillfulLineCook a month ago
    This was really good, nice spice combination, we like it spicy!
    Bonlad a month ago
    Flavorful. I used whole milk yogurt and half and half. The spices are perfect!
    Josh S. a month ago
    Add some curry to spice it up.
    Scott 2 months ago
    It’s a bit too creamy with the 2 cups of cream. Still tasted great, but I may cut it back to 1 cup next time, and there will be a next time!!
    Erika Thompson 2 months ago
    It turned out great. After looking at some of the reviews I did a little tweaking; I added 1 tsp of turmeric, rough blended canned fire roasted tomatoes and used them as the tomato sauce , also instead of 2 cups cream I did 1 cup cream and 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and added it at the end of cooking. My husband is now a huge fan of this recipe.
    Awesome recipe, it was a hit with my family
    Julie Reid 3 months ago
    I put less cream and slightly less butter as I felt there was enough sauce already but it was still amazing on my list to have again
    Dana P. 3 months ago
    We enjoyed this. I used light cream instead of heavy cream and measured roughly the spices. It was quite flavorful. Make sure to put in the cream towards the end. I served it with basmati rice, chana masala and mini samosas.
    Kaz 3 months ago
    Yuuuuuummmm Wow this was a hit with my family they absolutely loved it and so did I. It was so easy and so delicious. I used thighs instead of breasts and used half the amount of cream for 8 people. I also replaced naan bread with lebanese bread and cut it into quarters then put them in the sandwich grill to warm up was delicious. This will be one of my regular chicken dishes loved it thank you :).
    Fshmn1 3 months ago
    Turned out excellent. Everyone loved it. Even my picky oldest son.
    Sam Rosiek 4 months ago
    Very tasty. Added as suggested coconut milk and used less cream. Other than that made as directed
    salma brkt 5 months ago
    Excellent butter chicken recipe. I paired it with garlic butter naan and it was a hit!!
    Mariah Wiley 5 months ago
    Wonderful! Amazing spices and with a buttery creamy taste. Would definitely recommend and plan on sharing this recipe with a bunch of people!
    Maria Iribe 5 months ago
    the Indian butter chicken came out delicious. Will definitely be making again.
    Dan W 5 months ago
    Great easy to follow recipe. But 2 cups of cream??!! No way... 1 cup is enough, otherwise it waters down the flavour too much.
    Steve Dover 6 months ago
    It was very good made extra looking forward to leftovers.
    Amar Kumar 6 months ago
    Must have garlic naan with it. Amazing creamy recipe.
    Cara 6 months ago
    Best chicken I have ever made in my LIFE. This is a new household favorite that will stay in rotation!
    Crown 6 months ago
    Delicious. Best Indian recipe I've tried so far.
    Claudia 6 months ago
    It was simply delicious!
    Wizi Wiz 6 months ago
    Cannot explain how delicious is that dish😍😍😍
    Emma Wabel 6 months ago
    Made this for my family this past week- fantastic!
    Jill 6 months ago
    My first review ever! I just had to! My family absolutely loved it! This is by far the best tasting yet simplest recipe. The yeast naan mentioned in the recipe is a most-do with this! Perfect when following the steps exactly! Adjust saltiness to taste. We used boneless skinless thighs, just our personal preference you won’t regret it!!!!
    Steph Wang 6 months ago
    Easy and delicious. I know now to put in the creamer in a bit later when the chicken is about done! This prevents it from curdling or becoming less thick of a curry sauce