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Easy Butter Chicken

Delicious and Easy Butter Chicken

Full of flavor and spice, this easy butter chicken is going to be your new favorite dish. It's a creamy tomato Indian dish that's quick to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy butter chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 680kcal
Cost 6


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 750 g skinless and boneless chicken breast cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup plain yogurt Thick
  • 1 ½ Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Kashmiri Lal Mirch
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 onion large, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tomatoes large, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Lal Mirch
  • ¼ cup heavy cream thick
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp kasoori methi
  • liquid smoke few drops, optional
  • fresh coriander leaves garnish


  • In a bowl, mix chicken with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, turmeric powder, Mirch, cumin powder, and salt until well combined. Cover and marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat oil in a pan and then cook chicken on each side until it turns brown. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and cook onions in it for 5-6 minutes or until it softens.
  • Stir in ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, garam masala, coriander powder, salt, and cook on simmer until the tomatoes are really soft.
  • Turn the heat off when tomatoes turn deep red in color. Now, cool this mixture to room temperature.
  • Bend this onion-tomato mixture until smooth. Add ¼ cup of water if required.
  • Add the remaining ghee to a pan and pour the blended mixture into it. Stir in Kashmiri chili powder, butter, sugar, kasoori methi, and bring it to a boil.
  • Stir in chicken pieces with its juices and simmer the curry for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in cream, liquid smoke, and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1799IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg