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Gitanjali Roche

Butter chicken recipes - 6 recipes

By Gitanjali Roche

Even though you wouldn't think so from the name, butter chicken is actually an authentic Indian dish. My butter chicken recipe took me a very long time to perfect, and in the end I owe it all to my husband. But after many trials and errors, butter chicken is my go-to dish, whether it's for a simple weeknight dinner or a fancy cocktail party. This classic Indian recipe is easy to make, full of flavor and yet not too spicy. For me, it's my ultimate comfort food. Butter chicken is made with leftover tandoori chicken that is then cooked in a creamy yogurt sauce, topped with fresh cilantro and served on top of rice. When eating butter chicken I like to overload on carbs, and go for rice and homemade flatbread. If you like your butter chicken very spicy, then make sure to serve it with extra yogurt on the side; the coolness of dairy helps put out the fire of spicy chilies

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Preheat oven to 375°

  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori masala
4/5 (5 Votes)


This is really a recipe for shortcut butter chicken, but we still insist on calling it Tandoori Chicken

  • -2 chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • -tandoori spice mix
  • -chili powder
  • -2 cloves of garlic
  • -400g Greek yogurt
  • -a handful of fresh coriander, chopped finely
  • -the juice of half a lemon
4.2/5 (11 Votes)


Take a pan and put some oil and ginger garlic

  • 1) 300 grams of Chicken
  • 2) 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 3) 2 tbsp of Ginger Garlic
  • 4) 1/2 Cup of Tomato Paste
  • 5) 1 Cup of Fresh Cream
  • 6) 1 tbsp of Red Chilli Powder
  • 7) 1 tbsp of Cumin Powder
  • 8) 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 9) Salt to taste
  • 10) Oil as required
4/5 (10 Votes)


Wash and cut chicken into bite size pieces

  • Chicken
  • Garlic
  • Red chillies
  • Salt
  • Tomato paste
  • Fresh cream
  • Yogurt
  • Ground Cashews
3/5 (25 Votes)


Cut onions and saute until brown

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 onion
  • 1 package of butter chicken flavouring
  • 1 teaspoon of chili garlic suace
  • 1 package of yom yom spice
  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  • 2 pounds of chicken
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar or honey
2.9/5 (16 Votes)


Make chicken as in Tandoori chicken recipe

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • chopped tomatoes
  • dried cilantro
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • oil
  • butter
  • ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp tomato paste
  • chopped chillies
  • 500 mL whipped cream
2.9/5 (40 Votes)

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