30-Minute Butter Chicken Recipe

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30-Minute Butter Chicken Recipe is worth bookmarking for somebody like me, who’s always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen. This Butter Chicken Recipe has a simple ingredient list and does not require hours of preparation. All you need to do is a bit of multi-tasking.

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Servings: 4 bowls


Cost per serving $0.52 view details
  • 500 gm chicken boneless
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup full fat cream
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Ingredients to be grind into paste
  • 3 - 4 medium-size ripe tomato
  • 1 medium-size onion
  • 1/4 Cup readymade tomato puree
  • 1 green chili
  • an inch piece of ginger


  1. Start with washing and cleaning the chicken. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Marinade the chicken pieces with yogurt, a teaspoon of red chili powder and salt. Combine nicely.
  3. Keep the marinated chicken pieces in the fridge while you prepare the gravy paste.
  4. In a blender grind chopped tomato, onion, puree, green chili and ginger. Use a little water to make a smooth paste.
  5. Now heat butter in a heavy bottom vessel over medium heat.
  6. Add the tomato paste and fry till the oil separates from the masala.
  7. While the masala is roasting grill the chicken pieces in the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Add the grilled chicken pieces in the masala and stir to combine. Fry for 2 - 3 minutes or so.
  9. Add the cream, sugar, salt, a teaspoon of red chili powder and 1/4 Cup of water. Stir to mix.
  10. Cover and let the chicken cook in the creamy gravy.
  11. Open the lid after 5 minutes, add Garam Masala and check chicken for doneness.
  12. If the chicken is almost done, remove the lid and cook the gravy over high heat to thicken.
  13. Once the chicken is cooked through and the gravy thickens butter chicken is ready to be served.
  14. Serve Butter Chicken warm garnished with a tablespoon of cream with Naan.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 142g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 273  
Calories from Fat 171 63%
Total Fat 19.13g 24%
Saturated Fat 7.53g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Potassium 281mg 8%
Total Carbs 7.71g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
Sugars 1.57g 1%
Protein 17.52g 28%


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