Butter chicken

I was looking for something for tonight that met the following criteria:

  • Easy (because I had a late conference call)
  • No grilling needed (thunderstorms in the forecast)
  • Something we hadn’t had in a while (I feel like I’ve been getting in a rut)

I found this butter chicken recipe I had made before and it met all of the criteria. I used my Breville smart oven to broil the chicken so it didn’t even overheat the kitchen.

Butter chicken

  • 1 pound chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 1 TB minced ginger

Combine all ingredients and let marinate in the fridge for at least an hour and up to overnight.


  • 4 TB butter
  • 15 oz canned tomato saucee
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cream
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Broil or grill chicken until done (10 – 15 minutes).

Melt 3 TB of butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. When melted add tomato sauce, cayenne, sugar and salt. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until sauce begins to bubble. Lower heat to medium-low and cook for 10 -12 minutes, partially covered. Add chicken to sauce and stir in cream and cumin. Cover and cook for 6 – 8 minutes. Uncover and add remaining butter. Serve with rice and naan.

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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