Butter Chicken


  • 600g chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 garlic gloves, chopped
  • I knob of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp each of garam masala, cumin, turmeric & paprika
  • 1 pinch of chilli powder (adjust to personal taste)
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml cream


  1. Brown chicken in a fry pan (one with a lid) and then remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan cook onions until soft and then add the garlic, ginger and spices and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Return the chicken to the pan and add the tomatoes and mix.
  4. Place lid on and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the cream and cook for a further 5 minutes without the lid on.
  6. Serve with rice.

Serves roughly 6 people.

This recipe is really easy to make and in my opinion is the best butter chicken! I got the original recipe out of a Woolworths magazine, and made a few changes each time I made it.