Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

I’m sure we have all tried out many butter chicken recipes, some of you still in search for your favourite one and others following their family recipe.

I’ve combined a few of my favourite recipes and have come up with my signature dish, which my family enjoys.

It is spicy, slightly sweet and deliciously creamy, like a good butter chicken should be. I hope this butter chicken recipe becomes your family’s favourite as well.

Leftover butter chicken makes a delicious filling for chicken pot pies or as a topping for pizzas and French fries. If there is any leftovers…..


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Butter Chicken

Preparation time : 45 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 500g chicken fillet, cubed
  • 1 tblsp store bought butter chicken paste*
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin and coriander mix
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup tomato purée
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tblsp honey
  • 150 ml fresh cream
  • 2 tblsp olive oil

Directions :

Marinate the chicken with all of the ingredients except the oil, onions, honey and cream. Heat olive oil in a pot on medium heat, add a cinnamon stick and the onions and sauté until translucent.

Add the chicken, mix with the onions and allow to cook. Add a little water if necessary. Once done, add the honey and cream and simmer until well combined. Serve with rotis, naan or rice.

*Recommended brands incude Amina’s wonder spice and Pataks.