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Delicious Creamy Butter Chicken Recipe

Updated: Apr 12

Tender chicken marinated in aromatic spices, and simmered in a luscious tomato and cream sauce, this dish is sure to delight your taste buds.

By: HomeFindss kitchen


Creamy Butter Chicken Recipe
Creamy Butter Chicken Recipe


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1.5 pounds (about 700g) of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • Salt and pepper to taste For the Butter Chicken Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 can (14 oz/400g) crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chicken marinade. Mix well, ensuring each piece of chicken is coated evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the marinated chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred around the edges. Set aside.

  3. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Stir in the minced garlic and ginger paste, and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  5. Add the ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika, and garam masala. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute to toast the spices.

  6. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.

  7. Stir in the heavy cream and cooked chicken pieces. Simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.

  9. Serve the creamy butter chicken hot with rice, naan bread, or your favourite side dishes. Enjoy your delicious Creamy Butter Chicken!



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