Easy 20 Minute Butter Chicken

Easy 20 Minute Butter Chicken

I’m a huge fan of chicken and truth be told, it can sometimes be boring. So I was so excited when a friend told me about this recipe and I decided to try and the most exciting draw card for me was that it take less than 20 minutes. So anyone can do it and its pretty easy.

Prep Time5minutes

Cook Time15minutes

Total Time20minutes



  • 2tablespoonoil
  • 1medium oniondiced
  • 1teaspoonfresh gingerfinely minced or grated (or use paste)
  • 2-3clovesgarlicfinely minced or crushed
  • 1 poundsabout 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into -inch chunks
  • 1can6 oz. tomato paste (or 8-10 oz can of tomato sauce)
  • 1tablespoongaram masala
  • 1teaspoonchili powderor paprika, adjust to taste
  • Mustard seeds
  • 1teaspooncumin
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1/4tspblack pepper
  • 1cupheavy creamsub for half & half or yogurt for low fat
  • Hot cooked basmati rice and naan for serving


  1. Heat a large skillet or medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and onions and cook onions down until lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and let cook for 30 seconds, stirring so it doesnt burn.
  2. Add the chicken, tomato paste, and spices. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
  3. Add the heavy cream and simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve over Basmati rice or with naan.

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