Butter chicken

This butter chicken recipe is one of the best you will try! You will love how easy it is to make in the comfort of your own home. You can serve this with basmati rice or cauliflower rice.

Serves: 4
Ingredients: 14
Serving size: 281 g
Total calories: 281
Protein: 26.56 g
Fat: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 12.95 g
Fibre: 3 g


  • 2 tsp butter
  • 450 g lean chicken breast, diced
  • 170 g brown onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger
  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 120 g tomato paste
  • 120 g Greek yoghurt
  • 150 g cabbage, finely shredded


  1. Purée onions, garlic and ginger in a food processor. Fry chicken in butter in a non-stick frying pan on high until browned. Lower heat and add purée, fry for 5 minutes until well cooked. Add a little water if needed.
  2. Add lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Add all spices and plenty of salt and pepper. Heat tomato paste then add yoghurt. Reduce heat and simmer for half an hour. Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick.
  3. Steam the cabbage. Serve chicken with cabbage and your choice of rice or cauliflower rice.

TIP: For a creamier finish, add a dollop of cream.

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