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Indian Butter Chicken combines warm spices with the simple ingredients of onion, butter and garlic creating a creamy sauce with tender chicken pieces. #easyrecipe #dinner #entertaining #weeknight #tomatosauce #Indianchicken #weeknightdinner #tomato #swirlsofflavor
Indian Butter Chicken
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Indian Butter Chicken combines warm spices with the simple ingredients of onion, butter, tomato and garlic creating tender chicken in a creamy tomato sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: butter chhicken, Indian butter chicken, tasty butter chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs. garam masala
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut in bite size pieces
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ cups tomato puree
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • cooked brown rice , serving suggestion
  1. Combine Greek yogurt, tomato paste, garam masala, chili powder, paprika, turmeric and kosher salt until blended. Add chicken pieces and stir until evenly coated. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. In large non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and yogurt mixture and cook until chicken is browned.
  4. Add tomato puree. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve with cooked brown rice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts
Indian Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 976mg42%
Potassium 1165mg33%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 2365IU47%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.