Super Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken is a restaurant favourite, it is creamy, tasty and full of delicious calories.  I actually saw this recipe on Buzzfeed Tasty and it looked so easy I was tempted to try it. It’s quite simple and guarantees delectable results!

My mommy is so proud of me now :)

Butter Chicken Recipe


  • Prep time:  15 mins
  • Cook time:  20 min
  • Total time:  35 mins
  • Serves: 3



  • 1 kg chicken breasts cut into cubes (skinless and boneless)
  • 400 g tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp butter (divided into 2 chunks)
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 3″ cinnamon stick
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishing



  1. Marinate chicken breasts with salt, pepper, chili powder and turmeric powder. Keep aside for 15 mins.
  2. Heat butter in a vessel, sauté the chicken for 3 mins.
  3. Take the chicken pieces out and keep aside. Melt the remaining butter in the same vessels. Add onions and sauté.
  4. Next add the spices (chili, cumin, garam masala, garlic-ginger paste, cinnamon, salt, pepper) and cook until fragrant.
  5. Add tomato paste. Mix well. Add 1 cup of water and heavy cream. Mix again.
  6. Add the sautéed chicken pieces. Simmer for 10-15 mins. Add more butter if you wish.
  7. Garnish and serve with hot naan or rice.


Bon appétit!