The BEST Indian Butter Chicken

The BEST Indian Butter Chicken – Delicious and flavorful Indian Butter Chicken. Rich flavor and quick prep.


Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless or chicken breast (boneless and skinless) cut into pieces.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream or plain greek style yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tbs ginger paste
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs Butter
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pureed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream



  1. Cut chicken into pieces, and season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream or plain yogurt with the lemon juice, tumeric, garam masala, chili powder, cumin, ginger paste, minced garlic, and toss with chunked up chicken.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Preferably longer.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil and butter over high heat in a large fry pan.
  5. Add the chicken coated in the Marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flipping once.
  6. Add the pureed tomato, sugar and salt. Stir to combine.
  7. Turn down to low and cover with lid. Let simmer for 20 minutes if using chicken thighs, 15 minutes if using chicken breasts.
  8. Add the cream, and stir well.
  9. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  10. Serve over rice and enjoy!





Leave a Comment