Butter Chicken Recipe



  1. 600g boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1” pieces (about 4 large chicken breasts)
  2. ½ tsp. salt
  3. Fresh ground pepper
  4. 2 Tbsp. butter
  5. 2 large cooking onion, very finely chopped
  6. 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  7. 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated and finely chopped
  8. 3 tsp. Monsoon Tandoori curry powder
  9. 1 tsp. Monsoon Tobago Habanero curry powder
  10. 2 tsp. paprika
  11. 1 cup pureed canned peeled plum tomatoes
  12. ½ cup Pacific Foods Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  13.  ½ cup ½ and ½ table cream (10% M.F. or less)



  1. In a large pot sauté 1-3 over medium heat until not quite cooked and some pink remains, remove from pot and cover with tin foil, set aside.
  2. In the same pot, very slowly sauté 4-5 (20-30 minutes), stirring frequently.
  3. Add 6-10 to pot and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add 11 and 12 and bring contents to simmer until reduced, about 10-15 more minutes.
  5. Just before you are ready to serve this dish and pot contents are simmering, add chicken, simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 13, stir and enjoy!
  7. Serves 6 (roughly 1 cup servings)



  • Monsoon Coast Exotic World Spices provided the expert curry mixtures that make this recipe such a success and aside from a few modifications we made to keep the calories down, Monsoon also provided this recipe: check out their website for where to buy these spices! http://monsooncoast.com/monsoon.html?main=/links.html
  • Make sure to use a proper cooking onion (not a sweet or white onion) and sauté very slowly as directed – this process really enhances the flavor of the recipe
  • Serve over 1 cup of cooked pot barley alongside your favorite vegetables and you’ve successfully followed the plate model!


Nutrition Facts

Butter Chicken

  6 Servings

Amount Per Serving

  Calories 194.5
  Total Fat 8.5 g
  Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
  Cholesterol 70.0 mg
  Sodium 295.5 mg
  Potassium 403.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
  Sugars 2.5 g
  Protein 20.6 g