30-Minute Butter Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 4
30-Minute Butter Chicken
Health Highlights
A quick and simple butter chicken recipe.


2 medium Yellow onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp minced Ginger root (grated)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 breast Chicken breast, skinless
2 tbsp Butter, salted
2 tsp Coriander seed (cilantro) (ground)
1 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 tsp Sea Salt
2 medium Tomato (chopped)
1 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
1/4 tsp Fenugreek leaves (optional)
1 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F.
1 tsp Garam masala
3 tbsp Greek yogurt, plain, 2% M.F.
1 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (chopped for garnish)


1. Prep your onion, ginger and garlic, tomatoes and cut your chicken into pieces and set aside. 

2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.

3. Add ginger, garlic, coriander, chili powder, turmeric and 1 teaspoon of salt and sauté for one minute, until spices are fragrant.

4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every now and then. Turn off the heat and with an immersion (hand) blender, or a stand blender, purée until smooth.

5. Turn the heat back on to low, add fenugreek (if using), milk and chicken. Cover and cook for about 14 to 16 minutes, until the chicken is soft and cooked through, stirring every so often.

6. When the chicken is cooked through, remove the lid and cook for further 2 minutes. Add Garam Masala, Greek yogurt and mix well, making sure it does not boil.

7. Serve over a bed of parboiled rice sprinkled with fresh chopped cilantro. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 266
Calories from fat 98
Calories from saturated fat 47
Total Fat 10.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Sodium 743 mg
Potassium 795 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 7.8 g
Protein 31 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Milk 0.2
Vegetables 1.3

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